10/31/2021 DAB Transcript

Lamentations 4:1-5:22, Hebrews 2:1-18, Psalms 103:1-22, Proverbs 26:23

Today is the 31st day of October welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today. Kind of…well…kind of a transition day. This is the last day of the 10th month of the year. First day of a brand-new week. And this week will lead us into the 11th month of the year. So, we are obviously nearer to the conclusion of our journey than we are to the beginning of our journey. And what a journey it has been. And what a journey it will continue to be, as we step-by-step day by day take the steps forward necessary to bring us to the conclusion of the year and the conclusion of the Bible. So, over the last few days we’ve been moving into new territory. In the Old Testament the book of Lamentations and in the New Testament the letter to the Hebrews. And, so, that’s what we will buckle up and move into as we conclude this month and move into the next. We got a are brand-new week here. We’ll read from the English Standard Version this week. Lamentations, chapters 4 and 5 today.


Thank You, Father for Your word and for bringing us into this shiny sparkly new week that also ends an entire month. And, so, as we prepare in the next day to transition into the 11th month of the year and fully into this week we invite Your Holy Spirit to speak to us through the territory that we are moving through now, the mournful dirges of heartfelt anguish coming from the book of Lamentations that give language to what this feels like, and to the letter to the Hebrews, which provides so much of the underpinning of our…of our faith and our doctrine, what we believe. And, so, we need You, Holy Spirit to come and illuminate, enlighten us. Lead us forward into Jesus. Lead us forward into the truth. Be a lamp for our feet and a light to our path that we might see with clarity where You are leading. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Community Prayer and Praise:

This is pastor John from Mississippi today is October 26th. I’m calling in for the lady who is struggling and wants to be closer to the Lord and just wants and ear to hear. I just want you to know I’m one of the ears that is hearing and I’m praying for your peace and for your growth in the Lord and for your awareness of His presence in your life. And I’ll be with this young lady, this…this sister in Christ. And show her your love and your grace hoping that all things are made new. In the name of Jesus I pray. I hear you sister. Amen. This is pastor John signing out.

Hey family how are you? My name is Terry. I go by Shield of Faith. I live out in New Joliet IL. I haven’t really worked in four years but the reason I’ve been out of work is my own fault. It’s my own sins that have caught up with me. I lost my last job and I…I realize, you know, the repercussions of my transgressions and…and I want to pray. I’m looking at a job at a local university and I hope they hire me to do what I do. I just want to…I just want to serve. I just want to have a regular schedule and a regular gig and it’d be fantastic if that were to come through for me. But, you know, praising God that, you know, I haven’t lost my house and I have been able to work here and there and that my family is still with me and behind me. I also want to pray for my daughter who’s…we have, you know, we’ve been going through all sorts of testing wandering what is the problem. She loses vision in the right eye. We’re thinking she may have MS. There are certain vitamin deficiencies that are happening with her and we’re not sure why or how. Could be a thyroid issue. It could be so many things but only the great Healer knows. And I know that God puts us…gives us these trials that we may overcome them in His name and let the glory be to God. I also, you know, as a musician I get to play with my church family and that brings me healing and joy and…and…and fellowship as we all need with. You know, thank you God and I pray for you people. Thank you, Hardin family for all this. And praise be to all those…the saints that have gone before. Amen.

Hi, I’m Sending You from Egypt. I just want to thank you so much for such an app that makes a difference in my life. I look forward every day to hear what God has to tell me through this app. God bless you. I have two prayer requests for two dear friends. I know you’re going to support me in those prayers and God is faithful and He’s going to listen. One is for Sammy my friend. He’s in the hospital he has cancer. He has a lot of pain. He can’t see God’s hand in such pain and he’s so angry at God and he doesn’t want to hear that He’s a loving Father because what kind of father that would put his son in such pain. So, I’m praying…I want you to lift him up in prayers that he can actually see God’s goodness in the middle of this pain or take the cancer away. The second one is a dear friend. Her husband is leaving home and he is in a status of confusion and depression. And there’s another…there’s another woman that is actually following up with him and wanting him to leave home as she also left her children. So, it’s destruction like __ to both families, her family and his family. So, I want to pray that he changes it bind as his wife is going to sit today and talk with him. Thank you so much.

Hello brothers and sisters in Christ this is your brother Chad from Jomo. I’m calling because I was inspired by a brother that’s incarcerated. I believe your name was Terry Clansbery or Terry Clansberg. I know it was Terry. I heard that part really clear. Brother I’m thinking about you. I’ve been there and I know that you’re in a…in a place that usually is…is just drenched in darkness. So, I am just so blessed that you were able to tap into the Daily Audio Bible and the community while you’re in there. I can’t think of a better community for you to be tapped into while you’re…you’re paying your penance where you’re at. I pray that you get out soon. Brother while you’re in there I’m going to pray that you are a salt and light in the darkness of others, and you could be a passage for others to find Christ. So, Father in Jesus’ name I just wanna bless my brother Terry. I want to pray for him. I want to thank You Father that You have touched his heart and renewed his life in the…in Jesus Christ through salvation through Jesus Christ. And I just want to ask Lord that You please bless him right where he’s at and enrich him with Your word, enrich him with Your spirit, and help him Father to be a bright shining light in the darkness of where he’s at and in the darkness of other’s lives, that they may also find the path to Jesus Christ. Let him be that beacon Father for others to find salvation in Jesus’ name. And bless him Father and keep him safe from all forms of evil. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Father I also want to pray from all my other family members in the DAB land, that You keep them strong, help them to stand in this time of great challenge and tribulation, help them to stand on the word and stay true to Christ in Jesus’ name. Family I love you. This is brother Chad from Jomo. You guys have a blessed day. Have a blessed holiday's…holidays. We’re in the season. Enjoy. God bless you. I love you all so much. See you soon. Well…talk to you soon. Bye.

Good morning, everybody this is God’s Smile here. You know, this last week or two I’ve just been aware of the provisions God gives us that can be so easily overlooked sometimes when we’re in trials or, you know, going through stuff. I’m just aware of his peace. We have a lovely quiet home and Peter comes home and, you know, his wife’s waiting for him, little old me. And I’m waiting for him. And we enjoy each other’s company. And we get tea together when we can. And just sitting together listening to DAB, Peter doing his jigsaw, me doing my coloring. We’re like 2 little bookends. We’re slipping into old age very nicely. And…and God is so good, isn’t He? He’s so so good. Despite my tears, despite the pain, this peace that He gives us that we live in, just…I just cannot put it into words. The…it’s the atmosphere isn’t it? You know, you are aware of it, the atmosphere that surrounds us, His grace. I’m aware that He is close and ministering angels are close. [singing starts] Exalt the Lord our God and worship at His foot stool. Worship at His footstool. Holy is He [singing stops]. Kiss, kiss everybody.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Ivan from Chicago, and I am super blessed and excited today. One, being it my birthday. And I’m just so grateful to God for another birthday and I’m grateful to God for the Daily Audio Bible family that I’ve been able to be a part of for many years now. I believe I started during a tumultuous time in my life going through an unexpected divorce and just at a low point. And God allowed me to connect with the Daily Audio Bible to encourage me. And that’s been many years ago. And I’m thankful for today, October 27th that God has blessed me with faith, God has blessed me with hope, God has graced me through times of uncertainty. And I’m just so grateful to God and I just wanted to call in today to just bless and encourage each and every person as they go through. And I’ll leave you with Ephesians 3: 20. And now to him who’s able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that worketh within us. I’m so grateful that God has done immeasurably more than I could ever imagine in these years of my life. And I’m looking for so much more to more. I’m believing God for salvation and deliverance for…for family members such as my brother who’s, you know, struggling with some addictions and other things and just encouraged in the Lord…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday October 31, 2021 (NIV)

Lamentations 4-5

The Holy Stones Lie Scattered

(A)How the gold has grown dim,
how the pure gold is changed!
The holy stones lie scattered
(B)at the head of every street.

The precious sons of Zion,
worth their weight in (C)fine gold,
how they are regarded as (D)earthen pots,
the work of a potter's hands!

Even jackals offer the breast;
they nurse their young;
but the daughter of my people has become cruel,
like the ostriches in the wilderness.

The tongue of the nursing infant (E)sticks
to the roof of its mouth for thirst;
(F)the children beg for food,
but no one gives to them.

Those who once feasted on delicacies
perish in the streets;
(G)those who were brought up in purple
embrace ash heaps.

(H)For the chastisement[a] of the daughter of my people has been greater
than the punishment[b] of Sodom,
(I)which was overthrown in a moment,
and no hands were wrung for her.[c]

Her princes were purer than snow,
whiter than milk;
their bodies were more ruddy than coral,
the beauty of their form[d] was like sapphire.[e]

(J)Now their face is blacker than soot;
they are not recognized in the streets;
their skin has shriveled on their bones;
it has become as dry as wood.

Happier were the victims of the sword
than the victims of hunger,
who wasted away, pierced
by lack of the fruits of the field.

10 (K)The hands of (L)compassionate women
(M)have boiled their own children;
(N)they became their food
during the destruction of the daughter of my people.

11 (O)The Lord gave full vent to his wrath;
he poured out his hot anger,
and (P)he kindled a fire in Zion
that consumed its foundations.

12 (Q)The kings of the earth did not believe,
nor any of the inhabitants of the world,
that foe or enemy could enter
the gates of Jerusalem.

13 This was for (R)the sins of her prophets
and (S)the iniquities of her priests,
who shed in the midst of her
the blood of the righteous.

14 (T)They wandered, blind, through the streets;
they were so defiled with blood
(U)that no one was able to touch
their garments.

15 “Away! (V)Unclean!” people cried at them.
“Away! Away! Do not touch!”
So they became fugitives and wanderers;
people said among the nations,
“They shall stay with us no longer.”

16 (W)The Lord himself[f] has scattered them;
he will regard them no more;
(X)no honor was shown to the priests,
(Y)no favor to the elders.

17 (Z)Our eyes failed, ever watching
(AA)vainly for help;
in our watching we watched
for (AB)a nation which could not save.

18 (AC)They dogged our steps
so that we could not walk in our streets;
(AD)our end drew near; our days were numbered,
for our end had come.

19 Our pursuers were (AE)swifter
than the eagles in the heavens;
they chased us on the mountains;
they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

20 (AF)The breath of our nostrils, (AG)the Lord's anointed,
was captured (AH)in their pits,
of whom we said, (AI)“Under his shadow
we shall live among the nations.”

21 (AJ)Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,
you who dwell in (AK)the land of Uz;
but to you also (AL)the cup shall pass;
you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare.

22 (AM)The punishment of your iniquity, O daughter of Zion, is accomplished;
he will keep you in exile no longer;[g]
but (AN)your iniquity, O daughter of Edom, he will punish;
he will uncover your sins.

Restore Us to Yourself, O Lord

(AO)Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;
look, and see (AP)our disgrace!
(AQ)Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,
our homes to foreigners.
We have become orphans, fatherless;
our mothers are like widows.
We must pay for the water we drink;
the wood we get must be bought.
(AR)Our pursuers are at our necks;
we are weary; we are given no rest.
We have given the hand to (AS)Egypt, and to (AT)Assyria,
to get bread enough.
Our fathers sinned, and are no more;
(AU)and we bear their iniquities.
(AV)Slaves rule over us;
there is none to deliver us from their hand.
(AW)We get our bread at the peril of our lives,
because of the sword in the wilderness.
10 (AX)Our skin is hot as an oven
with (AY)the burning heat of famine.
11 Women are raped in Zion,
young women in the towns of Judah.
12 (AZ)Princes are hung up by their hands;
(BA)no respect is shown to the elders.
13 Young men are compelled to (BB)grind at the mill,
and boys stagger (BC)under loads of wood.
14 (BD)The old men have left the city gate,
the young men (BE)their music.
15 (BF)The joy of our hearts has ceased;
(BG)our dancing has been turned to mourning.
16 (BH)The crown has fallen from our head;
woe to us, for we have sinned!
17 For this (BI)our heart has become sick,
for these things (BJ)our eyes have grown dim,
18 for Mount Zion which lies desolate;
(BK)jackals prowl over it.
19 (BL)But you, O Lord, reign forever;
your throne endures to all generations.
20 (BM)Why do you forget us forever,
why do you forsake us for so many days?
21 (BN)Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored!
Renew our days as of old—
22 (BO)unless you have utterly rejected us,
and you remain exceedingly angry with us.


  1. Lamentations 4:6 Or iniquity
  2. Lamentations 4:6 Or sin
  3. Lamentations 4:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  4. Lamentations 4:7 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  5. Lamentations 4:7 Hebrew lapis lazuli
  6. Lamentations 4:16 Hebrew The face of the Lord
  7. Lamentations 4:22 Or he will not exile you again

Cross references:

  1. Lamentations 4:1 : [Isa. 1:22; Jer. 6:30]
  2. Lamentations 4:1 : ch. 2:19
  3. Lamentations 4:2 : Ps. 19:10
  4. Lamentations 4:2 : See Jer. 19:11
  5. Lamentations 4:4 : Ps. 22:15
  6. Lamentations 4:4 : [ch. 2:11]
  7. Lamentations 4:5 : [2 Sam. 1:24]
  8. Lamentations 4:6 : Matt. 10:15; Luke 10:12
  9. Lamentations 4:6 : Gen. 19:25; 2 Pet. 2:6; Jude 7
  10. Lamentations 4:8 : ch. 5:10; Job 30:30; [Ps. 119:83]
  11. Lamentations 4:10 : See Jer. 19:9
  12. Lamentations 4:10 : [1 Kgs. 3:26; Isa. 49:15]
  13. Lamentations 4:10 : [2 Kgs. 6:29]
  14. Lamentations 4:10 : Deut. 28:57
  15. Lamentations 4:11 : Ezek. 5:13
  16. Lamentations 4:11 : See Jer. 17:27
  17. Lamentations 4:12 : [Isa. 52:15; 53:1]
  18. Lamentations 4:13 : [ch. 2:20]; See Jer. 5:31; 23:21
  19. Lamentations 4:13 : [ch. 2:20]; See Jer. 5:31; 23:21
  20. Lamentations 4:14 : [Isa. 59:10]
  21. Lamentations 4:14 : [Num. 19:16]
  22. Lamentations 4:15 : [Lev. 13:45]
  23. Lamentations 4:16 : ch. 2:17
  24. Lamentations 4:16 : [Isa. 24:2]
  25. Lamentations 4:16 : ch. 5:12
  26. Lamentations 4:17 : Ps. 119:82, 123; [Jer. 3:23]
  27. Lamentations 4:17 : Ps. 119:82, 123; [Jer. 3:23]
  28. Lamentations 4:17 : Jer. 37:7, 8
  29. Lamentations 4:18 : ch. 3:52
  30. Lamentations 4:18 : Ezek. 7:2, 3, 6; Amos 8:2
  31. Lamentations 4:19 : Jer. 4:13; [2 Sam. 1:23; Hab. 1:8]
  32. Lamentations 4:20 : [Gen. 2:7]
  33. Lamentations 4:20 : [ch. 2:9; 2 Kgs. 25:5, 6]
  34. Lamentations 4:20 : [Ezek. 12:13; 17:20; 19:4, 8]
  35. Lamentations 4:20 : [Judg. 9:15; Ezek. 31:6, 17]
  36. Lamentations 4:21 : [ch. 1:21]
  37. Lamentations 4:21 : Job 1:1; Jer. 25:20
  38. Lamentations 4:21 : See Jer. 25:15, 16
  39. Lamentations 4:22 : [Isa. 40:2]
  40. Lamentations 4:22 : Obad. 10
  41. Lamentations 5:1 : Ps. 89:50
  42. Lamentations 5:1 : ch. 3:61
  43. Lamentations 5:2 : Ps. 79:1
  44. Lamentations 5:5 : [Josh. 10:24]
  45. Lamentations 5:6 : [Hos. 12:1]
  46. Lamentations 5:6 : [Hos. 12:1]
  47. Lamentations 5:7 : Jer. 31:29; Ezek. 18:2
  48. Lamentations 5:8 : [Prov. 30:21, 22]
  49. Lamentations 5:9 : [Jer. 6:25]
  50. Lamentations 5:10 : See ch. 4:8
  51. Lamentations 5:10 : [Deut. 32:24]
  52. Lamentations 5:12 : See 2 Kgs. 25:19-21
  53. Lamentations 5:12 : ch. 4:16
  54. Lamentations 5:13 : [Judg. 16:21]
  55. Lamentations 5:13 : [Josh. 9:27]
  56. Lamentations 5:14 : [See ver. 12 above]; ch. 4:16
  57. Lamentations 5:14 : [Isa. 24:8]
  58. Lamentations 5:15 : [See ver. 14 above]; [Isa. 24:8]
  59. Lamentations 5:15 : [Amos 8:10]
  60. Lamentations 5:16 : Ps. 89:39; Jer. 13:18; [ch. 1:1]
  61. Lamentations 5:17 : Isa. 1:5
  62. Lamentations 5:17 : See ch. 2:11
  63. Lamentations 5:18 : [Isa. 34:13]
  64. Lamentations 5:19 : Ps. 9:7; 102:12; 145:13
  65. Lamentations 5:20 : Ps. 13:1
  66. Lamentations 5:21 : Jer. 31:18; [Ps. 80:3, 7, 19]
  67. Lamentations 5:22 : Jer. 14:19
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Hebrews 2

Warning Against Neglecting Salvation

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since (A)the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and (B)every transgression or disobedience received a just (C)retribution, (D)how shall we escape if we (E)neglect such a great salvation? It was (F)declared at first by the Lord, and it was (G)attested to us (H)by those who heard, (I)while God also bore witness (J)by signs and wonders and various miracles and by (K)gifts of the Holy Spirit (L)distributed according to his will.

The Founder of Salvation

For it was not to angels that God subjected the world (M)to come, of which we are speaking. It has been testified somewhere,

(N)“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,[a]
putting everything in subjection under his feet.”

Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, (O)we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him (P)who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, (Q)crowned with glory and honor (R)because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might (S)taste death (T)for everyone.

10 For it (U)was fitting that he, (V)for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons (W)to glory, should make the (X)founder of their salvation (Y)perfect through suffering. 11 For (Z)he who sanctifies and (AA)those who are sanctified (AB)all have one source.[b] That is why he is not ashamed to call them (AC)brothers,[c] 12 saying,

(AD)“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the (AE)congregation I will sing your praise.”

13 And again,

(AF)“I will put my trust in him.”

And again,

(AG)“Behold, I and the children (AH)God has given me.”

14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise (AI)partook of the same things, that (AJ)through death he might (AK)destroy (AL)the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who (AM)through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he (AN)helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had (AO)to be made like his brothers in every respect, (AP)so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest (AQ)in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered (AR)when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.


  1. Hebrews 2:7 Some manuscripts insert and set him over the works of your hands
  2. Hebrews 2:11 Greek all are of one
  3. Hebrews 2:11 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verse 12

Cross references:

  1. Hebrews 2:2 : See Acts 7:53
  2. Hebrews 2:2 : [ch. 10:28; Num. 15:30, 31; Deut. 4:3; 17:2, 5, 12; 27:26]
  3. Hebrews 2:2 : ch. 10:35; 11:26
  4. Hebrews 2:3 : [ch. 10:28, 29; 12:25]
  5. Hebrews 2:3 : Matt. 22:5 (Gk.)
  6. Hebrews 2:3 : ch. 1:2
  7. Hebrews 2:3 : Mark 16:20; [Acts 5:32]
  8. Hebrews 2:3 : [Luke 1:2]
  9. Hebrews 2:4 : [See ver. 3 above]; Mark 16:20; [Acts 5:32]
  10. Hebrews 2:4 : Acts 2:22, 43
  11. Hebrews 2:4 : [1 Cor. 12:4, 11]
  12. Hebrews 2:4 : [Eph. 1:5]
  13. Hebrews 2:5 : ch. 6:5
  14. Hebrews 2:6 : Cited from Ps. 8:4-6
  15. Hebrews 2:8 : [1 Cor. 15:25]
  16. Hebrews 2:9 : ver. 7
  17. Hebrews 2:9 : Acts 3:13; 1 Pet. 1:21; See Acts 2:33
  18. Hebrews 2:9 : Phil. 2:7-9; See John 10:17
  19. Hebrews 2:9 : Matt. 16:28; John 8:52
  20. Hebrews 2:9 : See John 12:32
  21. Hebrews 2:10 : [Luke 24:26]
  22. Hebrews 2:10 : Rom. 11:36
  23. Hebrews 2:10 : [ch. 3:1; Rom. 8:30]
  24. Hebrews 2:10 : [ch. 5:9]
  25. Hebrews 2:10 : ch. 5:9; 7:28; Luke 13:32; [Phil. 3:12]
  26. Hebrews 2:11 : ch. 13:12
  27. Hebrews 2:11 : ch. 10:10, 14, 29
  28. Hebrews 2:11 : Acts 17:28
  29. Hebrews 2:11 : Matt. 25:40
  30. Hebrews 2:12 : Cited from Ps. 22:22
  31. Hebrews 2:12 : ch. 12:23
  32. Hebrews 2:13 : [Ps. 18:2; Isa. 8:17; 12:2]
  33. Hebrews 2:13 : Cited from Isa. 8:18
  34. Hebrews 2:13 : See John 17:2
  35. Hebrews 2:14 : See John 1:14
  36. Hebrews 2:14 : See 1 Cor. 15:54-56
  37. Hebrews 2:14 : [Col. 2:15; 2 Tim. 1:10]
  38. Hebrews 2:14 : 1 John 3:8; [John 16:11]
  39. Hebrews 2:15 : See Rom. 8:15
  40. Hebrews 2:16 : Isa. 41:8, 9; [ch. 8:9]
  41. Hebrews 2:17 : Phil. 2:7
  42. Hebrews 2:17 : ch. 4:15, 16; [ch. 5:2, 7, 8]
  43. Hebrews 2:17 : ch. 5:1; Rom. 15:17
  44. Hebrews 2:18 : ch. 4:15; Luke 22:28
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 103

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Of David.

103 (A)Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
(B)Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and (C)forget not all his benefits,
who (D)forgives all your iniquity,
who (E)heals all your diseases,
who (F)redeems your life from the pit,
who (G)crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who (H)satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like (I)the eagle's.

The Lord works (J)righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his (K)ways to Moses,
his (L)acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is (M)merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
(N)He will not always chide,
nor will he (O)keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us (P)according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For (Q)as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his (R)steadfast love toward (S)those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he (T)remove our transgressions from us.
13 As (U)a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion (V)to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;[a]
he (W)remembers that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are like (X)grass;
he flourishes like (Y)a flower of the field;
16 for (Z)the wind passes over it, and (AA)it is gone,
and (AB)its place knows it no more.
17 But (AC)the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on (AD)those who fear him,
and his righteousness to (AE)children's children,
18 to those who (AF)keep his covenant
and (AG)remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has (AH)established his throne in the heavens,
and his (AI)kingdom rules over all.

20 Bless the Lord, O you (AJ)his angels,
you (AK)mighty ones who (AL)do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his (AM)hosts,
his (AN)ministers, who do his will!
22 (AO)Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
(AP)Bless the Lord, O my soul!


  1. Psalm 103:14 Or knows how we are formed
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 26:23

23 (A)Like the (B)glaze[a] covering an earthen vessel
are fervent lips with an evil heart.


  1. Proverbs 26:23 By revocalization; Hebrew silver of dross
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10/30/2021 DAB Transcript

Lamentations 3:1-66, Hebrews 1:1-14, Psalm 102:1-28, Proverbs 26:21-22

Today is the 30th day of October, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today on the eve of the last day of the 10th month of the year. So, as we begin a new week tomorrow, we’ll be ending a month and yesterday we moved into new territory in old and new Testaments. The book of Lamentations in the Old Testament we talked about that yesterday and the letter to Philemon which we read in its entirety yesterday. Which brings us to new territory in the new Testaments. The book of Hebrews and will talk about that when we get there. We’re reading from the New International Version this week. Lamentations chapter 3.

Introduction to the Book of Hebrews:

Okay, that brings us to new territory, another letter. It’s a pretty lengthy letter. It is known in the Scriptures as Hebrews. And I’m gonna say something right now because it needs to stick for us to really appreciate what the letter to the Hebrews brings to the table for us in our understanding and even our understanding of context centered around the Christian faith. Hebrews was written to Hebrews. Okay, Hebrews was written to Jewish people. The early believers in Jesus who were Jews and not Gentiles. And Romans does a good job of this, but Hebrews probably of all of the New Testament writings really contextualizes the Christian faith within Judaism because the here’s the deal week, we have the Christian faith and most of us are Gentile people and so we weren’t immersed in Mosaic law or Hebrew culture, ever, and the Gentiles, at that time, like the Jewish people stayed away from everybody else. They were separatists, they were set apart and holy, like that’s how they lived. They had their kind of own internal way of doing well, life. Then Jesus came into that culture, into that way of understanding and began to teach as a rabbi teacher of these customs and traditions and laws. He reinterpreted plenty of things but it was with in that context that he did his ministry. And so, the Christian faith arose out of Judaism. So, sometimes some of the intricacies that are involved there can just kinda go over a Gentiles head 2000 years in the future. But if we can remember the Hebrews was written to Hebrews and keep that in front of us, then we can understand that a lot of things are being unpacked that help us see that and give us that context. So, we don’t really know who wrote Hebrews. That’s not a new thing, that’s very, very old thing. There’s been seasons and traditions where Paul is credited as the author of the letter to the Hebrews. Many people believe that until this day, but most, most scholars don’t. Most scholars would believe that is super unlikely. But whoever did write Hebrews was a very good, well thought out, communicator and was clearly educated and was clearly educated and understood the Jewish, what was a Jewish person, understood and was immersed in the culture and could speak with authority about it. So, there are other candidates, lots of other candidates who have bubbled to the top like Barnabas. Or maybe Apollos, and there are other people that believe may be Hebrews was written by a woman and that that has been obscured over time. I don’t know, nobody, like we can argue the persuasive ideas but nobody can speak with absolute authority. There are some things that that help kind of place it. Like Timothy, who was a protégé, like a son in the faith, we read the pastoral letters to Timothy from Paul. Timothy’s mentioned in the letter to the Hebrews. So, this is probably somewhat contemporary with Paul’s writings, it could be that Hebrews was written a little bit later after Paul had died because Timothy was younger and so he would have lived longer after Paul of course Paul was executed. It’s also clear that things were starting to heat up against the Christians. They were being marginalized. They were being kind of isolated and persecution had begun. Maybe not like mass killing of Christians, but definitely the pushing to the outer boundaries of society. At this time, it wasn’t a popular or good thing to be a Christian in the Roman Empire, so they we’re being ridiculed and just thought of as weird, like weird people pushed to the margins. We have this kind of stuff that happens in all societies and has been part of the human story and so it’s still with us today. It’s not unusual in many circles for Christians to be portrayed as weird, right, backward, irrelevant. So, this is going on and what was happening as people were trying to kind of disappear. They just kinda backing…backing away, trying to disappear into the woodwork, in either keeping their faith very under wraps or just going back to the traditions of Judaism, just living as a Jew, which had its challenges already. That behavior, like the pressure coming and what it’s causing, which is people to kind of fade, really is the meat of what’s going on here in the letter to the Hebrews. Hebrew’s kind of steps forward and says don’t go back to what you were. Like, you’ve come so far. Don't…don’t go back, move forward. Hold fast, right don’t waiver, don’t hide, don’t disappear, don’t lose the faith. And it uses the Hebrew or the Jewish backdrop as a way to explain why not to lose the faith, like what’s actually going on here unpacked from the traditions of Judaism. So, with that, let’s dive in and settle in for the letter to the Hebrews, today chapter 1.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for bringing us right to the doorstep of another month. We thank You for all that we have learned in this month. We are so deeply grateful. And as we move into this letter to the Hebrews, as it brings home so many of the different concepts and things that we have read from the Scriptures, as it brings them into clear focus, we ask Holy Spirit that You give us clarity, that we may understand what You are saying to us, that we may understand where You are leading us and that we may in turn honor You with our lives as we live as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to You, which is not possible in our own strength but is possible because of Your mercy and grace and leadership. So, we humble ourselves and submit to Your leadership. Lead us, we pray, in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.


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Good morning DAB family. Finally, I figured I’d call in and oh, my name is James, just James. I’ve been listening since December 2020. Which was the time when the COVID was sweeping through the prison and it was quite a still moment in the prison. I’ve been locked up since I was 21, I just got out after 30 years. And, man DAB and listening to the family and everything is such a blessing. And … hearing the way that Brian reads the word of God and the prayers and just being able to be connected to the family of Christ throughout the whole world is a tremendous blessing, especially when you’re in there and you don’t have any family, so many people in there. And I pray for Blind Tony and Kingdom Seeker Daniel and it just, not just the pillars in the DAB family but also everyone that calls in and all the prayers and just each and everyone. And I’ll call back more when I can but I just wanted to let everyone know that it’s so wonderful to be a part of the family. Alright, God Bless.

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Hi, Daily Audio Bible friends this is Kimberly. I’m calling in to request prayer. It’s been a long two months and I don’t know if anybody heard my prayer request. I believe it probably played on the weekend but I was needing to take care of my parents who contracted COVID and I was able to get over to their house and see the state of how they were doing. And they told me that they were doing better than I found them to be. Anyway, we had to take them, my brother and I needed to take them to the hospital because their O2 stats were not good. And I was able to spend the last four days with my mom in the hospital helping her pass into Jesus’ arms. Two weeks later my father also passed. They were very difficult times but very precious and very traumatic and God was so near. But I’m broken. And I cherish your prayers. I love them so much and I miss them so much. And, while I’m comforted that they are with Jesus right now it doesn’t fill the gap in my heart and the gap between now and when I get to see them again. Seems very long. And I just ask for protection over my thought life. That I can continue to endure it. And lean on Jesus and praise His name. I love you guys. Thank you so much for praying.

Hello family it’s Sharon from Salem, Oregon. I’m calling to share what God did in our church this weekend as an encouragement and also as a request for prayer. We had a guest speaker over the weekend from Amsterdam who shared about his ministry and toward the end of his message, he just honestly, transparently led us in this prayer of repentance and really called us to even come down to the front of the church and get on our knees before God and many of us did that. And it was powerful to see God’s spirit moving in our church which is a very traditional church that’s been around in our city for a long, long time. But God is moving, He’s awakening in us something that’s been slumbering for a long time. He’s awakening in us the heart of the good shepherd who leaves the 99 to seek the one who’s lost. And I just confess that my heart has been cold, my heart has been apathetic and God is awakening that compassion, that hunger for the lost to know the shepherd. So, I just want to praise God because I’ve been praying for many years for revival in my city and I know many others have too and God is, He’s stirring us up, He is preparing us. So, come Lord Jesus, help us to be your hands and feet and light and I pray that amongst all of our churches Lord, awaken us, help us to be ready. In Jesus name. Amen.

Hello, it’s Nobody Gets Left Behind from Colorado. Just checking in with the Global Community, here, just love you guys. I’m just wanting to call in for the lady that didn’t leave a name or an area that she’s from. I just want you to know that you’re not alone and I heard you, I heard your voice, I heard your pain and mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I bind the struggle sister. I bind the spirit of depression in the name Jesus. I’m very proud of you for calling, this is the place to do that, is to ask for prayers. Because you’re gonna be lifted up so many prayers. And I just want you to know that I love you and many, many of us love you and you’re not alone and we hear you. I also just wanted to give a shout out to Blind Tony, just very thankful for your last poem. I did post that on our Colorado DAB Bible study group. We just, we love you guys, you have a big team out here in Colorado. And shout out to all of you that are listening. We love this platform. We love you, Brian, we love you, Jill. We don’t know what we would do without you guys, without this family, without this community. And that’s my log that I’m throwing in. I just wish you all beautiful week, week 43, let’s get it. I love you guys.

Hello, this is Dave from Texas. I want to say a quick prayer this is what August; no October 26 and I’m hearing the message from the anonymous brother that called and talking about how he was backsliding a little bit and struggling with certain sins and he just wanted his voice to be heard and I can definitely relate with that. And I just wanted to tell him that it does get better with time, and the great thing about our relationship with Christ is that He doesn’t have an expectation on, you know, what you can do for Him. It’s a good sign that you are putting your efforts into watering that plant that is your relationship with Christ and it’ll happen, it just takes time. And I’m probably, you’re not ashamed, it’s a good thing because a lot of people get caught up in that trap that is shame and seclude themselves, which is the exact opposite of what you want to do. So, I wanted to let him know that his voice was heard and you know, I wanted to give just a mini praise report and encouragement because I went to school and I was trying to find a good climate to grow my faith, you know, the Daily Audio Bible is great and I look this as my primary church. You know, I pray for you guys every day. But I was able to find brothers, you know, people on campus that I can, you know, relate to and to talk to and share my stories with and what not which is important. So, I pray for all the college students who may not be able go to Sunday service like they used to, you know, back home before COVID. And that they can find, you know, good relationships and a good climate to grow in their faith. Which is very, very important. Thank you, guys, love you guys, praying for all of you guys, Brian, the family and yup, thank you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday October 30, 2021 (NIV)

Lamentations 3

[a]I am the man who has seen affliction(A)
by the rod of the Lord’s wrath.(B)
He has driven me away and made me walk
in darkness(C) rather than light;
indeed, he has turned his hand against me(D)
again and again, all day long.

He has made my skin and my flesh grow old(E)
and has broken my bones.(F)
He has besieged me and surrounded me
with bitterness(G) and hardship.(H)
He has made me dwell in darkness
like those long dead.(I)

He has walled me in so I cannot escape;(J)
he has weighed me down with chains.(K)
Even when I call out or cry for help,(L)
he shuts out my prayer.(M)
He has barred(N) my way with blocks of stone;
he has made my paths crooked.(O)

10 Like a bear lying in wait,
like a lion(P) in hiding,(Q)
11 he dragged me from the path and mangled(R) me
and left me without help.
12 He drew his bow(S)
and made me the target(T) for his arrows.(U)

13 He pierced(V) my heart
with arrows from his quiver.(W)
14 I became the laughingstock(X) of all my people;(Y)
they mock me in song(Z) all day long.
15 He has filled me with bitter herbs
and given me gall to drink.(AA)

16 He has broken my teeth with gravel;(AB)
he has trampled me in the dust.(AC)
17 I have been deprived of peace;
I have forgotten what prosperity is.
18 So I say, “My splendor is gone
and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”(AD)

19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness(AE) and the gall.(AF)
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast(AG) within me.(AH)
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

22 Because of the Lord’s great love(AI) we are not consumed,(AJ)
for his compassions never fail.(AK)
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.(AL)
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;(AM)
therefore I will wait for him.”

25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;(AN)
26 it is good to wait quietly(AO)
for the salvation of the Lord.(AP)
27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.

28 Let him sit alone in silence,(AQ)
for the Lord has laid it on him.
29 Let him bury his face in the dust(AR)
there may yet be hope.(AS)
30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,(AT)
and let him be filled with disgrace.(AU)

31 For no one is cast off
by the Lord forever.(AV)
32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.(AW)
33 For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to anyone.(AX)

34 To crush underfoot
all prisoners in the land,
35 to deny people their rights
before the Most High,(AY)
36 to deprive them of justice—
would not the Lord see such things?(AZ)

37 Who can speak and have it happen
if the Lord has not decreed it?(BA)
38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
that both calamities and good things come?(BB)
39 Why should the living complain
when punished for their sins?(BC)

40 Let us examine our ways and test them,(BD)
and let us return to the Lord.(BE)
41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands
to God in heaven,(BF) and say:
42 “We have sinned and rebelled(BG)
and you have not forgiven.(BH)

43 “You have covered yourself with anger and pursued(BI) us;
you have slain without pity.(BJ)
44 You have covered yourself with a cloud(BK)
so that no prayer(BL) can get through.(BM)
45 You have made us scum(BN) and refuse
among the nations.

46 “All our enemies have opened their mouths
wide(BO) against us.(BP)
47 We have suffered terror and pitfalls,(BQ)
ruin and destruction.(BR)
48 Streams of tears(BS) flow from my eyes(BT)
because my people are destroyed.(BU)

49 My eyes will flow unceasingly,
without relief,(BV)
50 until the Lord looks down
from heaven and sees.(BW)
51 What I see brings grief to my soul
because of all the women of my city.

52 Those who were my enemies without cause
hunted me like a bird.(BX)
53 They tried to end my life in a pit(BY)
and threw stones at me;
54 the waters closed over my head,(BZ)
and I thought I was about to perish.(CA)

55 I called on your name, Lord,
from the depths(CB) of the pit.(CC)
56 You heard my plea:(CD) “Do not close your ears
to my cry for relief.”
57 You came near(CE) when I called you,
and you said, “Do not fear.”(CF)

58 You, Lord, took up my case;(CG)
you redeemed my life.(CH)
59 Lord, you have seen the wrong done to me.(CI)
Uphold my cause!(CJ)
60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance,
all their plots against me.(CK)

61 Lord, you have heard their insults,(CL)
all their plots against me—
62 what my enemies whisper and mutter
against me all day long.(CM)
63 Look at them! Sitting or standing,
they mock me in their songs.(CN)

64 Pay them back what they deserve, Lord,
for what their hands have done.(CO)
65 Put a veil over their hearts,(CP)
and may your curse be on them!
66 Pursue(CQ) them in anger and destroy them
from under the heavens of the Lord.


  1. Lamentations 3:1 This chapter is an acrostic poem; the verses of each stanza begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and the verses within each stanza begin with the same letter.

Cross references:

  1. Lamentations 3:1 : Jer 15:17-18
  2. Lamentations 3:1 : S Job 19:21; Ps 88:7
  3. Lamentations 3:2 : S Job 19:8; S Ps 82:5; S Jer 4:23
  4. Lamentations 3:3 : Ps 38:2; Isa 5:25
  5. Lamentations 3:4 : S Job 30:30; La 4:8
  6. Lamentations 3:4 : Ps 51:8; S Isa 38:13; S Jer 50:17
  7. Lamentations 3:5 : ver 19
  8. Lamentations 3:5 : Jer 23:15
  9. Lamentations 3:6 : Ps 88:5-6; 143:3; Isa 59:10
  10. Lamentations 3:7 : S Job 3:23
  11. Lamentations 3:7 : Jer 40:4
  12. Lamentations 3:8 : Ps 5:2
  13. Lamentations 3:8 : ver 44; S Dt 1:45; S Job 30:20; Ps 22:2
  14. Lamentations 3:9 : S Job 19:8
  15. Lamentations 3:9 : S Job 9:24; S Isa 63:17; Hos 2:6
  16. Lamentations 3:10 : S Job 10:16
  17. Lamentations 3:10 : Hos 13:8; Am 5:18-19
  18. Lamentations 3:11 : Hos 6:1
  19. Lamentations 3:12 : S La 2:4
  20. Lamentations 3:12 : Job 7:20
  21. Lamentations 3:12 : S Job 16:12; Ps 7:12-13; 38:2
  22. Lamentations 3:13 : S Job 16:13
  23. Lamentations 3:13 : Job 6:4
  24. Lamentations 3:14 : S Ge 38:23; Ps 22:6-7; Jer 20:7
  25. Lamentations 3:14 : S Job 17:2
  26. Lamentations 3:14 : S Job 30:9
  27. Lamentations 3:15 : ver 19; Jer 9:15
  28. Lamentations 3:16 : S Pr 20:17
  29. Lamentations 3:16 : S Ps 7:5
  30. Lamentations 3:18 : S ver 54; S Job 17:15
  31. Lamentations 3:19 : ver 5
  32. Lamentations 3:19 : S ver 15
  33. Lamentations 3:20 : S Ps 42:5
  34. Lamentations 3:20 : Ps 42:11; 43:5
  35. Lamentations 3:22 : S Ps 103:11
  36. Lamentations 3:22 : S Job 34:15; S Hos 11:9
  37. Lamentations 3:22 : Ps 78:38; 130:7
  38. Lamentations 3:23 : S Ex 34:6; Zep 3:5
  39. Lamentations 3:24 : S Ps 119:57
  40. Lamentations 3:25 : S Ps 33:18; Isa 25:9; S 30:18
  41. Lamentations 3:26 : S Isa 7:4
  42. Lamentations 3:26 : Ps 37:7; 40:1
  43. Lamentations 3:28 : Jer 15:17; La 2:10
  44. Lamentations 3:29 : S Job 2:8
  45. Lamentations 3:29 : S Jer 31:17
  46. Lamentations 3:30 : S Job 16:10; S Isa 50:6
  47. Lamentations 3:30 : Mic 5:1
  48. Lamentations 3:31 : Ps 94:14; Isa 54:7
  49. Lamentations 3:32 : Ps 78:38; 106:43-45; Hos 11:8; Na 1:12
  50. Lamentations 3:33 : S Job 37:23; S Jer 31:20; Eze 18:23; 33:11
  51. Lamentations 3:35 : Ge 14:18, 19, 20, 22
  52. Lamentations 3:36 : Ps 140:12; S Pr 17:15; S Jer 22:3; Hab 1:13
  53. Lamentations 3:37 : Ps 33:9-11; S Pr 19:21; S 21:30
  54. Lamentations 3:38 : S Job 2:10; S Isa 45:7; Jer 32:42
  55. Lamentations 3:39 : S Jer 30:15; Mic 7:9
  56. Lamentations 3:40 : 2Co 13:5
  57. Lamentations 3:40 : Ps 119:59; 139:23-24
  58. Lamentations 3:41 : S Ps 25:1; S 28:2
  59. Lamentations 3:42 : Jer 14:20; Da 9:5
  60. Lamentations 3:42 : S 2Ki 24:4; Jer 5:7-9
  61. Lamentations 3:43 : ver 66; Ps 35:6
  62. Lamentations 3:43 : S La 2:2, 17, 21
  63. Lamentations 3:44 : Ps 97:2; La 2:1
  64. Lamentations 3:44 : S ver 8; Zec 7:13
  65. Lamentations 3:44 : S Isa 58:4
  66. Lamentations 3:45 : 1Co 4:13
  67. Lamentations 3:46 : Ps 22:13
  68. Lamentations 3:46 : La 2:16
  69. Lamentations 3:47 : Jer 48:43
  70. Lamentations 3:47 : S Isa 24:17-18; S 51:19
  71. Lamentations 3:48 : S Ps 119:136
  72. Lamentations 3:48 : S Jer 9:1, 18; La 1:16
  73. Lamentations 3:48 : La 2:11
  74. Lamentations 3:49 : Jer 14:17; S La 2:18
  75. Lamentations 3:50 : S Ps 14:2; 80:14; S Isa 63:15
  76. Lamentations 3:52 : Ps 35:7
  77. Lamentations 3:53 : Jer 37:16; S 38:6
  78. Lamentations 3:54 : Ps 69:2; Jnh 2:3-5
  79. Lamentations 3:54 : ver 18; Ps 88:5; Eze 37:11
  80. Lamentations 3:55 : S Ps 88:6
  81. Lamentations 3:55 : Ps 130:1; Jnh 2:2
  82. Lamentations 3:56 : S Ps 55:1; 116:1-2
  83. Lamentations 3:57 : S Ps 46:1
  84. Lamentations 3:57 : Isa 41:10
  85. Lamentations 3:58 : S Jer 51:36
  86. Lamentations 3:58 : Ps 34:22; S Jer 50:34
  87. Lamentations 3:59 : Jer 18:19-20
  88. Lamentations 3:59 : Ps 35:23; 43:1
  89. Lamentations 3:60 : S Jer 11:20; 18:18
  90. Lamentations 3:61 : Ps 89:50; Zep 2:8
  91. Lamentations 3:62 : Eze 36:3
  92. Lamentations 3:63 : S Job 30:9
  93. Lamentations 3:64 : S Ps 28:4; S Jer 51:6
  94. Lamentations 3:65 : Ex 14:8; Dt 2:30; Isa 6:10
  95. Lamentations 3:66 : S ver 43
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Hebrews 1

God’s Final Word: His Son

In the past God spoke(A) to our ancestors through the prophets(B) at many times and in various ways,(C) but in these last days(D) he has spoken to us by his Son,(E) whom he appointed heir(F) of all things, and through whom(G) also he made the universe.(H) The Son is the radiance of God’s glory(I) and the exact representation of his being,(J) sustaining all things(K) by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins,(L) he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.(M) So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.(N)

The Son Superior to Angels

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father”[a]?(O)

Or again,

“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son”[b]?(P)

And again, when God brings his firstborn(Q) into the world,(R) he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”[c](S)

In speaking of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels spirits,
and his servants flames of fire.”[d](T)

But about the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;(U)
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions(V)
by anointing you with the oil(W) of joy.”[e](X)

10 He also says,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.(Y)
11 They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.(Z)
12 You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,(AA)
and your years will never end.”[f](AB)

13 To which of the angels did God ever say,

“Sit at my right hand(AC)
until I make your enemies
a footstool(AD) for your feet”[g]?(AE)

14 Are not all angels ministering spirits(AF) sent to serve those who will inherit(AG) salvation?(AH)


  1. Hebrews 1:5 Psalm 2:7
  2. Hebrews 1:5 2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chron. 17:13
  3. Hebrews 1:6 Deut. 32:43 (see Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint)
  4. Hebrews 1:7 Psalm 104:4
  5. Hebrews 1:9 Psalm 45:6,7
  6. Hebrews 1:12 Psalm 102:25-27
  7. Hebrews 1:13 Psalm 110:1
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Psalm 102

Psalm 102[a]

A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord.

Hear my prayer,(A) Lord;
let my cry for help(B) come to you.
Do not hide your face(C) from me
when I am in distress.
Turn your ear(D) to me;
when I call, answer me quickly.

For my days vanish like smoke;(E)
my bones(F) burn like glowing embers.
My heart is blighted and withered like grass;(G)
I forget to eat my food.(H)
In my distress I groan aloud(I)
and am reduced to skin and bones.
I am like a desert owl,(J)
like an owl among the ruins.
I lie awake;(K) I have become
like a bird alone(L) on a roof.
All day long my enemies(M) taunt me;(N)
those who rail against me use my name as a curse.(O)
For I eat ashes(P) as my food
and mingle my drink with tears(Q)
10 because of your great wrath,(R)
for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like the evening shadow;(S)
I wither(T) away like grass.

12 But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever;(U)
your renown endures(V) through all generations.(W)
13 You will arise(X) and have compassion(Y) on Zion,
for it is time(Z) to show favor(AA) to her;
the appointed time(AB) has come.
14 For her stones are dear to your servants;
her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear(AC) the name of the Lord,
all the kings(AD) of the earth will revere your glory.
16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion(AE)
and appear in his glory.(AF)
17 He will respond to the prayer(AG) of the destitute;
he will not despise their plea.

18 Let this be written(AH) for a future generation,
that a people not yet created(AI) may praise the Lord:
19 “The Lord looked down(AJ) from his sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners(AK)
and release those condemned to death.”
21 So the name of the Lord will be declared(AL) in Zion
and his praise(AM) in Jerusalem
22 when the peoples and the kingdoms
assemble to worship(AN) the Lord.

23 In the course of my life[b] he broke my strength;
he cut short my days.(AO)
24 So I said:
“Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
your years go on(AP) through all generations.
25 In the beginning(AQ) you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens(AR) are the work of your hands.(AS)
26 They will perish,(AT) but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,(AU)
and your years will never end.(AV)
28 The children of your servants(AW) will live in your presence;
their descendants(AX) will be established before you.”


  1. Psalm 102:1 In Hebrew texts 102:1-28 is numbered 102:2-29.
  2. Psalm 102:23 Or By his power

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 102:1 : Ps 4:1
  2. Psalm 102:1 : S Ex 2:23
  3. Psalm 102:2 : S Ps 22:24
  4. Psalm 102:2 : S 2Ki 19:16; Ps 31:2; 88:2
  5. Psalm 102:3 : S Ps 37:20; S Jas 4:14
  6. Psalm 102:3 : La 1:13
  7. Psalm 102:4 : S Ps 37:2; 90:5-6
  8. Psalm 102:4 : S 1Sa 1:7; S Ezr 10:6; S Job 33:20
  9. Psalm 102:5 : S Ps 6:6
  10. Psalm 102:6 : S Dt 14:15-17; Job 30:29; Isa 34:11; Zep 2:14
  11. Psalm 102:7 : Ps 77:4
  12. Psalm 102:7 : Ps 38:11
  13. Psalm 102:8 : S Ps 31:11
  14. Psalm 102:8 : S Ps 42:10; Lk 22:63-65; 23:35-37
  15. Psalm 102:8 : S Ex 22:28; Isa 65:15; Jer 24:9; 25:18; 42:18; 44:12; Eze 14:8; Zec 8:13
  16. Psalm 102:9 : Isa 44:20
  17. Psalm 102:9 : Ps 6:6; 42:3; 80:5
  18. Psalm 102:10 : Ps 7:11; 38:3
  19. Psalm 102:11 : S 1Ch 29:15; S Job 14:2; S Ps 39:6
  20. Psalm 102:11 : S Job 8:12; Jas 1:10
  21. Psalm 102:12 : S Ex 15:18
  22. Psalm 102:12 : Ps 135:13; Isa 55:13; 63:12
  23. Psalm 102:12 : S Ex 3:15
  24. Psalm 102:13 : S Ps 44:26
  25. Psalm 102:13 : S Dt 32:36; S 1Ki 3:26; Isa 54:8; 60:10; Zec 10:6
  26. Psalm 102:13 : Ps 119:126
  27. Psalm 102:13 : S Ps 77:7
  28. Psalm 102:13 : S Ex 13:10; Da 8:19; Ac 1:7
  29. Psalm 102:15 : 1Ki 8:43; Ps 67:7; Isa 2:2
  30. Psalm 102:15 : Ps 76:12; 138:4; 148:11
  31. Psalm 102:16 : S Ps 51:18
  32. Psalm 102:16 : Ps 8:1; Isa 60:1-2
  33. Psalm 102:17 : S 1Ki 8:29; Ps 4:1; 6:9
  34. Psalm 102:18 : S Ro 4:24
  35. Psalm 102:18 : S Ps 22:31
  36. Psalm 102:19 : Ps 53:2
  37. Psalm 102:20 : S Ps 68:6; S Lk 4:19
  38. Psalm 102:21 : Ps 22:22
  39. Psalm 102:21 : Ps 9:14
  40. Psalm 102:22 : S Ps 22:27; Isa 49:22-23; Zec 8:20-23
  41. Psalm 102:23 : S Ps 39:5
  42. Psalm 102:24 : S Ge 21:33; Job 36:26; Ps 90:2
  43. Psalm 102:25 : S Ge 1:1; Heb 1:10-12*
  44. Psalm 102:25 : S 2Ch 2:12
  45. Psalm 102:25 : S Ps 8:3
  46. Psalm 102:26 : Isa 13:10, 13; 34:4; 51:6; Eze 32:8; Joel 2:10; Mt 24:35; 2Pe 3:7-10; Rev 20:11
  47. Psalm 102:27 : S Nu 23:19; Heb 13:8; Jas 1:17
  48. Psalm 102:27 : Ps 9:7
  49. Psalm 102:28 : Ps 69:36
  50. Psalm 102:28 : Ps 25:13; 89:4
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Proverbs 26:21-22

21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.(A)
22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to the inmost parts.(B)

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10/29/2021 DAB Transcript

Lamentations 1:1-2:22, Philemon 1:1-25, Psalms 101:1-8, Proverbs 26:20

Today is the 29th day of October welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today. It’s kind of a day of transition for us because Old and New Testaments both bring us brand-new territory today. And both of those territories that we’re moving into are very different than the other territories we’ve encountered so far in the Scriptures. This…this new territory we’re going into in the New Testament we will move through it in one day, today. It’s a letter and we’ll read the whole letter today. In the Old Testament we’re moving into territory that we…that we honestly don’t usually embrace. We try to avoid it. We’re moving into mournful territory and a book called Lamentations. And lamenting is something that we try to…those of the kinds of things we suppress and try to press down unless they just spill over, just lamenting.

Introduction to the book of Lamentations:

So, this book of Lamentations is…is actually poems. Its five poems and they’re…they’re poems of lament and there poems lamenting the fall and destruction of the holy city of Jerusalem, which is what we witnessed as we concluded the book of Jeremiah yesterday. And we…we can look at this and go, “that happened a very, very, very long time ago, thousands of years back in history. And, so, yeah, we don’t need to lament the destruction of Jerusalem. It got rebuilt. It’s a thriving metropolis in this day and age.” But to kinda be in the right mindset to go into this, we need to understand that these people…everything that gave them an identity, a spiritual identity in the temple of God, a national identity in a capital city of Jerusalem, it’s destroyed. So, you have to think about it in terms of like Mexico City is destroyed or New York City or Los Angeles is destroyed or London is destroyed or Sydney is destroyed or Cape Town is destroyed. And I’m not saying any of those cities are up for destruction. I’m saying that’s the magnitude that these laments come from. Their national capital, their identity, their spiritual heritage, it’s destroyed. And, so, you can only imagine the soul wrenching feeling of just as upside down is life can get. You’re being taken away by force to a new…a new land away from your homeland because the homeland that you had is no more. It’s destroyed. Jerusalem’s walls have fallen. Armies have rushed in. Babylonian soldiers have entered the temple complex, entered the temple, entered the holy of holies, and stole things and destroyed and desecrated. The stench of death is in the air. Blood is in the streets. Thick black smoke from fires all over the city because the fires are burning the city up. The city is being destroyed. The name for this book Lamentations in Hebrew is Ica and that means how, how, how, could this happen to us. Of course, with the benefit of reading Jeremiah just before this we know how it could and how it did happen. Warnings had come for decades. Nobody was listening. And then when it was going down everybody’s trying to figure out how to get out of it instead of embracing what’s happening, which is what the prophet Jeremiah was saying. And, so, we know that Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C. So, approximately 586-ish years before the ministry of Jesus. And it’s likely that these poems of lament were written shortly after the destruction. So, in the Hebrew culture, even until today the ninth day of Av in their calendar Lamentations is read. It’s a day of fasting. It’s a day of remembering. It’s a day that commemorates the fall of Jerusalem. And each of these poems gives a backdrop for that, but it also gives a backdrop because it’s accessing this deep, deep lamentation. That’s the right word, this deep longing and anguish in the soul and it’s being given voice. Again, that lets us know like this…there’s a whole book dedicated to this in the Bible. So, giving voice to the feelings that…that we encounter in our lives. That is not only okay. It’s helpful. It…it let’s it be said. It lets it out. It…it frees us in some sort of way. Like, we've…we’ve hit this bottom place of sadness where it feels like there’s no way to be more sad then we have reached the fullness of the grief or of the sadness and in that place it’s possible to find hope because we’ve reached the bottom of it, the fullness of it. And we acknowledge it and we let it be what it is knowing that the only place to go from here is a step forward and that step forward, even as small as it is and insignificant as it is is a new beginning. And, so, that is the language that we are headed into in the Old Testament, the book of Lamentations. Today chapters 1 and 2.

Introduction to the letter to Philemon:

Okay. And that brings us to some new territory as we turn the page now and move into the New Testament. And, so, we come to the final letter from the apostle Paul and it is a…another personal letter. We read…well…we read first and second Timothy and then Titus and those are known as the pastoral letters and they are personal letters, but they’re personal letters to sons in the faith who are pastors with counsel as…as pastors. This letter to Philemon is really short. We’ll read it all in one day, today and it’s likely that this letter to Philemon, this kind of personal note was delivered to Philemon along with the letter that is in the Scriptures, the letter to the Colossians because Philemon was a leader in the church at Colossae. But this isn’t one of the pastoral letters and it’s not a letter to a pastor. This is a personal note to Philemon who was probably one of the more influential but church congregants in Colossae, probably a person of wealth. According to the letter there was a congregation that met in his home and Philemon had a servant named Onesimus. Onesimus ran away from Philemon, probably stealing from Philemon. And, so, as a runaway slave there's…well…justice will be served on Onesimus if he gets caught, right? And if he stole from Philemon then we’re talking death penalty. So, Onesimus flees Colossae and flees away from his master Onesimus ends up in Rome, probably to disappear. Like this is a big city where you can disappear. But Paul actually was in Rome as well and he was under house arrest, awaiting his trial. And the twist or the serendipity of it or…or God’s providence in it was that Onesimus ended up in contact with Paul. And as Paul begins to teach and Onesimus begins to listen Onesimus becomes a follower of Jesus and then Onesimus stays in Rome serving Paul’s needs willingly. He’s a runaway slave but he’s choosing to serve Paul. So, a little later in the story then Paul writes the letter that we know as Colossians. And it was his intention to send Tychicus, who’s a person that we’ve heard of who’s been a messenger for Paul before. He was sending Tychicus to hand deliver the letter to the church in Colossae, but he also writes this personal note to Philemon and he sends Onesimus back, back as a brother in Christ, not back as a returned runaway slave although Onesimus may have a penalty. And he’s committed crimes. And, so, he…if Philemon wants to press into it Onesimus could die. And you can almost hear the way that Paul would counsel Onesimus. It’s not in the letter, but if we just kind of look at the back story here, Paul’s in prison, he has been through an awful lot on his missionary journeys. And we…we’ve analyzed all of that. We’ve read all of it and looked at all of it. He struggled a lot. So, for him to say to Onesimus, “you’re gonna have to take this step of faith. Yes, yes, your life could end. It is a possibility. But I’m sending a letter. You’re gonna have to take the step of faith and go back and do what is right.” And, so, Onesimus did obey and…yeah…that would’ve been frightening. But this letter serves to kind of stand in the gap there. Like Paul’s presence is in this story. And, so, this little note does pack a punch, showing us forgiveness and it and it teaches us that no matter how…like we don’t own slaves and we’re very against that now, but we may be in authority over people and our authority over them may hold consequences. For example, if we are the boss at a company and we have employees or people who work for us and we’re the department head or something and we have the power to end their job then that can tremendously affect their lives. So, Paul points out, like if you are over somebody and they are a believer then they are to be treated as family, brothers and sisters in the Lord. But the whole story itself really does show us that God works things together for the good of those who love Him. And with that the letter to Philemon.


Father, we thank you for your word and this new territory that we have entered into in the book of Lamentations and Philemon. And because we’ve gone through Philemon today that means we’re moving into new territory again tomorrow. And, so, we thank you for this. This is how the year goes and this is how the Bible goes as we reach shorter and shorter books. We move complexion and territory. And, so, we invite your Holy Spirit into all of the transitions that…that happen in the Scriptures, but that happen in our lives too. We have determined to be strong and to finish strong. And, so, as we reach almost the end of another month seeing the weeks out in front of us that is our commitment. We have journeyed every day of this year and that is what we will continue to do. So come Holy Spirit. There is so much…so much left for us to learn and glean and plant and harvest in our lives from the Scriptures. And, so, we invite you to lead us into all truth. And we ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello DABbers this one goes out to a special young lady named Asia from Chicago. I was thinking about you. I’ve been thinking about you. This is Asia from the city of angels. Must be your twin sister somewhere. And I just wanted to reach out to you and just give you a hug, just let you know that you will be OK, That God has you, that whatever you’re going through it will come to pass and to be still and to just hold on and know that you are enough. You are enough in the eyes of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, that He will never leave you nor forsake you. That’s a promise that you can hold on to. I’m just thinking about you and I’m praying for you. God bless you.

Hello DAB family this is Anne from Arizona. I am so encouraged to hear Janice calling in and telling us about the miraculous that’s happening to her husband. It is so encouraging when believers call in and talk about the miracles and the answered prayer. I am so encouraged because indeed God is a good God. So, family continue to call in and to tell us about the answered prayer. It definitely encourages the body of Christ for us to continue praying and for us to continue uplifting others and even for our faith to be lifted up and to be built because indeed God is a God who answers prayer and He’s a God who does the miraculous. So, thank you. Also want to thank the lady who called in who is looking for a job because she was…she needed a job to…to stop the boredom being at home. And this was a while back. So, I’m also encouraged that you called in and you told us about God answering your prayer. So, this is Anne from Arizona, and this is October the 25th.

Hello DAB this is Tyra from Texas. This past month…these past few weeks I’ve been burnt out. I went from having high levels of stress and anxiety to just being tired and not wanting to do anything and just feeling very blah. But I kept within Christ. I struggled and I failed, and I got back up and it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and I don’t wanna say I’m tired, but I am, you know, seeking rest, seeking peace, and seeking the same joy and the same, you know, experiences from God that I did if…the month before. I know things are never perfect, but like today’s sermon said, you know, Bible reading to endure and to keep going and to keep going with God and that we can’t do things ourselves. So, this is just some encouragement from me. Everyone, you know, who’s still in school, still trying to struggle with school and work, keep going, endure, find people, find a family that you love and trust. Bear your heart to Christ and to God and leave it all of the altar. Leave it all in your prayers and prayerfully we can all make it through this, you know, trial…these trials that we’re all in. So, thank…

Hi DAB, this is Shiloh from Missouri. I’m just calling for those going through emotional, spiritual pain. I know what it feels like to have deep emotional pain and hurt. And Lord I just pray that Your Holy Spirit, Your angels and Your people be sent to those who are hurting today. Let Your Holy Spirit just wrap them in a big hug and let them feel that promise that they will get through this, You will be there with them to see them through on the other side. You’ve been with me Lord time and time again and You’ve always got me through. And there is redemption, there is hope, there is happiness, there is joy. Let those things be brought to Your people today who…who are hurting and even those who are not Your people who are alone in the dark hurting by themselves. Let them find Your light in Jesus’ name.

Hey, I just wanted to praise and thank God for our brother, I believe his name was Terry Claims that’s an incarcerated brother and he said he began his walk on January 3rd and found the Daily Audio Bible and has been listening. I thank you brother for calling in, encouraging me and hopefully others that you are out there and you’re finding your way to God and you will be out there wherever you are just praising God and bringing…bringing others…showing others the glory of God. I thank you for showing that to me. And keep the faith and stay strong and stay with us.

I am just responding to the young lady that called in to thank the community for prayer when her local church family had let her down even though she had admitted that she had contemplated suicide. This resonated with me as this has happened to me also. And what I’ve learned is do not put your trust in people because we are human and will disappoint and let people down; however, God will never ever let you down. So, just keep praying to God who knows your situation. And just want you to have a relationship with Him and He will come through for you. Of that I have no doubt. So, God bless you and I am praying for you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday October 29, 2021 (NIV)

Lamentations 1-2

[a]How deserted(A) lies the city,
once so full of people!(B)
How like a widow(C) is she,
who once was great(D) among the nations!
She who was queen among the provinces
has now become a slave.(E)

Bitterly she weeps(F) at night,
tears are on her cheeks.
Among all her lovers(G)
there is no one to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayed(H) her;
they have become her enemies.(I)

After affliction and harsh labor,
Judah has gone into exile.(J)
She dwells among the nations;
she finds no resting place.(K)
All who pursue her have overtaken her(L)
in the midst of her distress.

The roads to Zion mourn,(M)
for no one comes to her appointed festivals.
All her gateways are desolate,(N)
her priests groan,
her young women grieve,
and she is in bitter anguish.(O)

Her foes have become her masters;
her enemies are at ease.
The Lord has brought her grief(P)
because of her many sins.(Q)
Her children have gone into exile,(R)
captive before the foe.(S)

All the splendor has departed
from Daughter Zion.(T)
Her princes are like deer
that find no pasture;
in weakness they have fled(U)
before the pursuer.

In the days of her affliction and wandering
Jerusalem remembers all the treasures
that were hers in days of old.
When her people fell into enemy hands,
there was no one to help her.(V)
Her enemies looked at her
and laughed(W) at her destruction.

Jerusalem has sinned(X) greatly
and so has become unclean.(Y)
All who honored her despise her,
for they have all seen her naked;(Z)
she herself groans(AA)
and turns away.

Her filthiness clung to her skirts;
she did not consider her future.(AB)
Her fall(AC) was astounding;
there was none to comfort(AD) her.
“Look, Lord, on my affliction,(AE)
for the enemy has triumphed.”

10 The enemy laid hands
on all her treasures;(AF)
she saw pagan nations
enter her sanctuary(AG)
those you had forbidden(AH)
to enter your assembly.

11 All her people groan(AI)
as they search for bread;(AJ)
they barter their treasures for food
to keep themselves alive.
“Look, Lord, and consider,
for I am despised.”

12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?(AK)
Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my suffering(AL)
that was inflicted on me,
that the Lord brought on me
in the day of his fierce anger?(AM)

13 “From on high he sent fire,
sent it down into my bones.(AN)
He spread a net(AO) for my feet
and turned me back.
He made me desolate,(AP)
faint(AQ) all the day long.

14 “My sins have been bound into a yoke[b];(AR)
by his hands they were woven together.
They have been hung on my neck,
and the Lord has sapped my strength.
He has given me into the hands(AS)
of those I cannot withstand.

15 “The Lord has rejected
all the warriors in my midst;(AT)
he has summoned an army(AU) against me
to[c] crush my young men.(AV)
In his winepress(AW) the Lord has trampled(AX)
Virgin Daughter(AY) Judah.

16 “This is why I weep
and my eyes overflow with tears.(AZ)
No one is near to comfort(BA) me,
no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute
because the enemy has prevailed.”(BB)

17 Zion stretches out her hands,(BC)
but there is no one to comfort her.
The Lord has decreed for Jacob
that his neighbors become his foes;(BD)
Jerusalem has become
an unclean(BE) thing(BF) among them.

18 “The Lord is righteous,(BG)
yet I rebelled(BH) against his command.
Listen, all you peoples;
look on my suffering.(BI)
My young men and young women
have gone into exile.(BJ)

19 “I called to my allies(BK)
but they betrayed me.
My priests and my elders
perished(BL) in the city
while they searched for food
to keep themselves alive.

20 “See, Lord, how distressed(BM) I am!
I am in torment(BN) within,
and in my heart I am disturbed,(BO)
for I have been most rebellious.(BP)
Outside, the sword bereaves;
inside, there is only death.(BQ)

21 “People have heard my groaning,(BR)
but there is no one to comfort me.(BS)
All my enemies have heard of my distress;
they rejoice(BT) at what you have done.
May you bring the day(BU) you have announced
so they may become like me.

22 “Let all their wickedness come before you;
deal with them
as you have dealt with me
because of all my sins.(BV)
My groans(BW) are many
and my heart is faint.”

[d]How the Lord has covered Daughter Zion
with the cloud of his anger[e]!(BX)
He has hurled down the splendor of Israel
from heaven to earth;
he has not remembered his footstool(BY)
in the day of his anger.(BZ)

Without pity(CA) the Lord has swallowed(CB) up
all the dwellings of Jacob;
in his wrath he has torn down
the strongholds(CC) of Daughter Judah.
He has brought her kingdom and its princes
down to the ground(CD) in dishonor.

In fierce anger he has cut off
every horn[f][g](CE) of Israel.
He has withdrawn his right hand(CF)
at the approach of the enemy.
He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire
that consumes everything around it.(CG)

Like an enemy he has strung his bow;(CH)
his right hand is ready.
Like a foe he has slain
all who were pleasing to the eye;(CI)
he has poured out his wrath(CJ) like fire(CK)
on the tent(CL) of Daughter Zion.

The Lord is like an enemy;(CM)
he has swallowed up Israel.
He has swallowed up all her palaces
and destroyed her strongholds.(CN)
He has multiplied mourning and lamentation(CO)
for Daughter Judah.(CP)

He has laid waste his dwelling like a garden;
he has destroyed(CQ) his place of meeting.(CR)
The Lord has made Zion forget
her appointed festivals and her Sabbaths;(CS)
in his fierce anger he has spurned
both king and priest.(CT)

The Lord has rejected his altar
and abandoned his sanctuary.(CU)
He has given the walls of her palaces(CV)
into the hands of the enemy;
they have raised a shout in the house of the Lord
as on the day of an appointed festival.(CW)

The Lord determined to tear down
the wall around Daughter Zion.(CX)
He stretched out a measuring line(CY)
and did not withhold his hand from destroying.
He made ramparts(CZ) and walls lament;
together they wasted away.(DA)

Her gates(DB) have sunk into the ground;
their bars(DC) he has broken and destroyed.
Her king and her princes are exiled(DD) among the nations,
the law(DE) is no more,
and her prophets(DF) no longer find
visions(DG) from the Lord.

10 The elders of Daughter Zion
sit on the ground in silence;(DH)
they have sprinkled dust(DI) on their heads(DJ)
and put on sackcloth.(DK)
The young women of Jerusalem
have bowed their heads to the ground.(DL)

11 My eyes fail from weeping,(DM)
I am in torment within(DN);
my heart(DO) is poured out(DP) on the ground
because my people are destroyed,(DQ)
because children and infants faint(DR)
in the streets of the city.

12 They say to their mothers,
“Where is bread and wine?”(DS)
as they faint like the wounded
in the streets of the city,
as their lives ebb away(DT)
in their mothers’ arms.(DU)

13 What can I say for you?(DV)
With what can I compare you,
Daughter(DW) Jerusalem?
To what can I liken you,
that I may comfort you,
Virgin Daughter Zion?(DX)
Your wound is as deep as the sea.(DY)
Who can heal you?

14 The visions of your prophets
were false(DZ) and worthless;
they did not expose your sin
to ward off your captivity.(EA)
The prophecies they gave you
were false and misleading.(EB)

15 All who pass your way
clap their hands at you;(EC)
they scoff(ED) and shake their heads(EE)
at Daughter Jerusalem:(EF)
“Is this the city that was called
the perfection of beauty,(EG)
the joy of the whole earth?”(EH)

16 All your enemies open their mouths
wide against you;(EI)
they scoff and gnash their teeth(EJ)
and say, “We have swallowed her up.(EK)
This is the day we have waited for;
we have lived to see it.”(EL)

17 The Lord has done what he planned;
he has fulfilled(EM) his word,
which he decreed long ago.(EN)
He has overthrown you without pity,(EO)
he has let the enemy gloat over you,(EP)
he has exalted the horn[h] of your foes.(EQ)

18 The hearts of the people
cry out to the Lord.(ER)
You walls of Daughter Zion,(ES)
let your tears(ET) flow like a river
day and night;(EU)
give yourself no relief,
your eyes no rest.(EV)

19 Arise, cry out in the night,
as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart(EW) like water
in the presence of the Lord.(EX)
Lift up your hands(EY) to him
for the lives of your children,
who faint(EZ) from hunger
at every street corner.

20 “Look, Lord, and consider:
Whom have you ever treated like this?
Should women eat their offspring,(FA)
the children they have cared for?(FB)
Should priest and prophet be killed(FC)
in the sanctuary of the Lord?(FD)

21 “Young and old lie together
in the dust of the streets;
my young men and young women
have fallen by the sword.(FE)
You have slain them in the day of your anger;
you have slaughtered them without pity.(FF)

22 “As you summon to a feast day,
so you summoned against me terrors(FG) on every side.
In the day of the Lord’s anger
no one escaped(FH) or survived;
those I cared for and reared(FI)
my enemy has destroyed.”


  1. Lamentations 1:1 This chapter is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Lamentations 1:14 Most Hebrew manuscripts; many Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint He kept watch over my sins
  3. Lamentations 1:15 Or has set a time for me / when he will
  4. Lamentations 2:1 This chapter is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  5. Lamentations 2:1 Or How the Lord in his anger / has treated Daughter Zion with contempt
  6. Lamentations 2:3 Or off / all the strength; or every king
  7. Lamentations 2:3 Horn here symbolizes strength.
  8. Lamentations 2:17 Horn here symbolizes strength.

Cross references:

  1. Lamentations 1:1 : S Lev 26:43
  2. Lamentations 1:1 : S Jer 42:2
  3. Lamentations 1:1 : S Isa 47:8
  4. Lamentations 1:1 : S 1Ki 4:21
  5. Lamentations 1:1 : Isa 3:26; S Jer 40:9; Eze 5:5
  6. Lamentations 1:2 : Ps 6:6
  7. Lamentations 1:2 : S Jer 3:1
  8. Lamentations 1:2 : S Jer 4:30; Mic 7:5
  9. Lamentations 1:2 : ver 16; S Jer 30:14
  10. Lamentations 1:3 : S Jer 13:19
  11. Lamentations 1:3 : Dt 28:65
  12. Lamentations 1:3 : S Ex 15:9
  13. Lamentations 1:4 : S Ps 137:1
  14. Lamentations 1:4 : S Isa 27:10; S Jer 9:11
  15. Lamentations 1:4 : ver 21; Joel 1:8-13
  16. Lamentations 1:5 : S Isa 22:5; S Jer 30:15
  17. Lamentations 1:5 : S Ps 5:10
  18. Lamentations 1:5 : S Jer 10:20; S 39:9; 52:28-30
  19. Lamentations 1:5 : S Ps 137:3; La 2:17
  20. Lamentations 1:6 : S Ps 9:14; Jer 13:18
  21. Lamentations 1:6 : S Lev 26:36
  22. Lamentations 1:7 : S 2Ki 14:26; S Jer 37:7; La 4:17
  23. Lamentations 1:7 : S Jer 2:26
  24. Lamentations 1:8 : ver 20; Isa 59:2-13
  25. Lamentations 1:8 : S Jer 2:22
  26. Lamentations 1:8 : S Jer 13:22, 26
  27. Lamentations 1:8 : ver 21, 22; S Ps 6:6; S 38:8
  28. Lamentations 1:9 : Dt 32:28-29; Eze 24:13
  29. Lamentations 1:9 : Jer 13:18
  30. Lamentations 1:9 : S Ecc 4:1; S Jer 16:7
  31. Lamentations 1:9 : Ps 25:18
  32. Lamentations 1:10 : S Isa 64:11
  33. Lamentations 1:10 : Ps 74:7-8; 79:1; Jer 51:51
  34. Lamentations 1:10 : Dt 23:3
  35. Lamentations 1:11 : S Ps 6:6; S 38:8
  36. Lamentations 1:11 : S Jer 37:21; S 52:6
  37. Lamentations 1:12 : S Jer 18:16
  38. Lamentations 1:12 : ver 18
  39. Lamentations 1:12 : S Isa 10:4; 13:13; S Jer 30:24
  40. Lamentations 1:13 : S Job 30:30; Ps 102:3
  41. Lamentations 1:13 : S Job 18:8
  42. Lamentations 1:13 : S Jer 44:6
  43. Lamentations 1:13 : Hab 3:16
  44. Lamentations 1:14 : S Dt 28:48; S Isa 47:6; S Jer 15:12
  45. Lamentations 1:14 : S Jer 32:5
  46. Lamentations 1:15 : Jer 37:10
  47. Lamentations 1:15 : Isa 41:2
  48. Lamentations 1:15 : Isa 28:18; S Jer 18:21
  49. Lamentations 1:15 : S Jdg 6:11
  50. Lamentations 1:15 : S Isa 5:5
  51. Lamentations 1:15 : Jer 14:17
  52. Lamentations 1:16 : S Job 7:3; S Ps 119:136; S Isa 22:4; La 2:11, 18; 3:48-49
  53. Lamentations 1:16 : S Ps 69:20; Ecc 4:1; S Jer 16:7
  54. Lamentations 1:16 : S ver 2; Jer 13:17; 14:17
  55. Lamentations 1:17 : S Jer 4:31
  56. Lamentations 1:17 : S Ex 23:21
  57. Lamentations 1:17 : Jer 2:22
  58. Lamentations 1:17 : S Lev 18:25-28
  59. Lamentations 1:18 : S Ex 9:27; S Ezr 9:15
  60. Lamentations 1:18 : S 1Sa 12:14
  61. Lamentations 1:18 : ver 12
  62. Lamentations 1:18 : Dt 28:32, 41
  63. Lamentations 1:19 : S Jer 22:20
  64. Lamentations 1:19 : S Jer 14:15; La 2:20
  65. Lamentations 1:20 : S Jer 4:19
  66. Lamentations 1:20 : La 2:11
  67. Lamentations 1:20 : S Job 20:2
  68. Lamentations 1:20 : S ver 8
  69. Lamentations 1:20 : S Dt 32:25; Eze 7:15
  70. Lamentations 1:21 : S ver 8; S Ps 6:6; S 38:8
  71. Lamentations 1:21 : ver 4
  72. Lamentations 1:21 : La 2:15
  73. Lamentations 1:21 : Isa 47:11; Jer 30:16
  74. Lamentations 1:22 : Ne 4:5
  75. Lamentations 1:22 : S ver 8; S Ps 6:6
  76. Lamentations 2:1 : La 3:44
  77. Lamentations 2:1 : Ps 99:5; 132:7
  78. Lamentations 2:1 : S Jer 12:7
  79. Lamentations 2:2 : ver 17; La 3:43
  80. Lamentations 2:2 : Ps 21:9
  81. Lamentations 2:2 : Ps 89:39-40; Mic 5:11
  82. Lamentations 2:2 : S Isa 25:12
  83. Lamentations 2:3 : Ps 75:5, 10
  84. Lamentations 2:3 : Ps 74:11
  85. Lamentations 2:3 : S Isa 42:25; Jer 21:4-5, 14
  86. Lamentations 2:4 : S Job 3:23; 16:13; La 3:12-13
  87. Lamentations 2:4 : S Ps 48:2; Eze 24:16, 25
  88. Lamentations 2:4 : S 2Ch 34:21; Eze 20:34
  89. Lamentations 2:4 : Isa 42:25; S Jer 7:20
  90. Lamentations 2:4 : S Jer 4:20
  91. Lamentations 2:5 : S Job 13:24
  92. Lamentations 2:5 : ver 2
  93. Lamentations 2:5 : S Isa 29:2
  94. Lamentations 2:5 : S Jer 7:20; 9:17-20
  95. Lamentations 2:6 : 2Ch 36:19
  96. Lamentations 2:6 : S Jer 52:13
  97. Lamentations 2:6 : Zep 3:18
  98. Lamentations 2:6 : Isa 43:28; S Jer 7:14; La 4:16; 5:12
  99. Lamentations 2:7 : S Lev 26:31; S Eze 7:24
  100. Lamentations 2:7 : Ps 74:7-8; S Isa 64:11; Jer 33:4-5; Eze 7:21-22
  101. Lamentations 2:7 : Jer 21:4; 52:13
  102. Lamentations 2:8 : ver 18
  103. Lamentations 2:8 : S 2Ki 21:13
  104. Lamentations 2:8 : S Ps 48:13
  105. Lamentations 2:8 : Isa 3:26; S Jer 39:8; S 52:14
  106. Lamentations 2:9 : S Ne 1:3
  107. Lamentations 2:9 : S Isa 45:2; Hos 11:6
  108. Lamentations 2:9 : Dt 28:36; S 2Ki 24:15; Jer 16:13; Hos 3:4
  109. Lamentations 2:9 : S 2Ch 15:3
  110. Lamentations 2:9 : S 1Sa 3:1
  111. Lamentations 2:9 : S Jer 14:14
  112. Lamentations 2:10 : La 3:28
  113. Lamentations 2:10 : S Jos 7:6
  114. Lamentations 2:10 : Job 2:12
  115. Lamentations 2:10 : S Isa 3:24
  116. Lamentations 2:10 : S Job 2:13; S Isa 3:26; Eze 27:30-31
  117. Lamentations 2:11 : S Ps 119:82; S Isa 15:3; S La 1:16; 3:48-51
  118. Lamentations 2:11 : S Job 30:27; La 1:20
  119. Lamentations 2:11 : S Isa 1:5
  120. Lamentations 2:11 : ver 19; Ps 22:14
  121. Lamentations 2:11 : S Jer 9:1
  122. Lamentations 2:11 : La 4:4
  123. Lamentations 2:12 : Isa 24:11
  124. Lamentations 2:12 : S Job 3:24
  125. Lamentations 2:12 : La 4:4
  126. Lamentations 2:13 : S Isa 1:6
  127. Lamentations 2:13 : S 2Ki 19:21
  128. Lamentations 2:13 : Isa 37:22
  129. Lamentations 2:13 : Jer 14:17; 30:12-15; La 1:12
  130. Lamentations 2:14 : S Jer 28:15
  131. Lamentations 2:14 : Jer 8:11
  132. Lamentations 2:14 : Jer 2:8; S 20:6; 23:25-32, 33-40; S 29:9; Eze 13:3; 22:28
  133. Lamentations 2:15 : S Nu 24:10; Eze 25:6
  134. Lamentations 2:15 : S Dt 28:37; S Isa 28:22; Jer 19:8; S Na 3:19
  135. Lamentations 2:15 : S Job 16:4
  136. Lamentations 2:15 : S La 1:21
  137. Lamentations 2:15 : Ps 45:11; S 48:2; 50:2; Eze 16:14
  138. Lamentations 2:15 : Ps 48:2
  139. Lamentations 2:16 : Ps 22:13; La 3:46
  140. Lamentations 2:16 : S Job 16:9
  141. Lamentations 2:16 : S Ps 35:25
  142. Lamentations 2:16 : Eze 36:3; Mic 4:11
  143. Lamentations 2:17 : S Jer 39:16
  144. Lamentations 2:17 : Dt 28:15-45
  145. Lamentations 2:17 : S ver 2; Eze 5:11; 7:9; 8:18
  146. Lamentations 2:17 : S Ps 22:17
  147. Lamentations 2:17 : Ps 89:42; S Isa 44:26; S La 1:5; Zec 1:6
  148. Lamentations 2:18 : S Ps 119:145
  149. Lamentations 2:18 : ver 8
  150. Lamentations 2:18 : S La 1:16
  151. Lamentations 2:18 : S Jer 9:1
  152. Lamentations 2:18 : La 3:49
  153. Lamentations 2:19 : 1Sa 1:15
  154. Lamentations 2:19 : S ver 11; Isa 26:9
  155. Lamentations 2:19 : S Ps 28:2
  156. Lamentations 2:19 : S Isa 51:20
  157. Lamentations 2:20 : S Dt 28:53; Jer 19:9; Eze 5:10
  158. Lamentations 2:20 : La 4:10
  159. Lamentations 2:20 : Ps 78:64; S Jer 14:15; 23:11-12
  160. Lamentations 2:20 : S La 1:19
  161. Lamentations 2:21 : S Dt 32:25; S 2Ch 36:17; Ps 78:62-63; Jer 6:11
  162. Lamentations 2:21 : S Jer 13:14; La 3:43; Zec 11:6
  163. Lamentations 2:22 : S Ps 31:13; S Jer 20:10
  164. Lamentations 2:22 : S Jer 11:11
  165. Lamentations 2:22 : Job 27:14; Hos 9:13
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Paul, a prisoner(A) of Christ Jesus, and Timothy(B) our brother,(C)

To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker(D) also to Apphia our sister and Archippus(E) our fellow soldier(F)—and to the church that meets in your home:(G)

Grace and peace to you[a] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(H)

Thanksgiving and Prayer

I always thank my God(I) as I remember you in my prayers,(J) because I hear about your love for all his holy people(K) and your faith in the Lord Jesus.(L) I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement,(M) because you, brother, have refreshed(N) the hearts of the Lord’s people.

Paul’s Plea for Onesimus

Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you(O) on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner(P) of Christ Jesus— 10 that I appeal to you for my son(Q) Onesimus,[b](R) who became my son while I was in chains.(S) 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.

12 I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you. 13 I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains(T) for the gospel. 14 But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced(U) but would be voluntary. 15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever— 16 no longer as a slave,(V) but better than a slave, as a dear brother.(W) He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.

17 So if you consider me a partner,(X) welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.(Y) 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand.(Z) I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self. 20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh(AA) my heart in Christ. 21 Confident(AB) of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.

22 And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be(AC) restored to you in answer to your prayers.(AD)

23 Epaphras,(AE) my fellow prisoner(AF) in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. 24 And so do Mark,(AG) Aristarchus,(AH) Demas(AI) and Luke, my fellow workers.(AJ)

25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.(AK)


  1. Philemon 1:3 The Greek is plural; also in verses 22 and 25; elsewhere in this letter “you” is singular.
  2. Philemon 1:10 Onesimus means useful.
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Psalm 101

Psalm 101

Of David. A psalm.

I will sing of your love(A) and justice;
to you, Lord, I will sing praise.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life(B)
when will you come to me?

I will conduct the affairs(C) of my house
with a blameless heart.
I will not look with approval
on anything that is vile.(D)

I hate what faithless people do;(E)
I will have no part in it.
The perverse of heart(F) shall be far from me;
I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

Whoever slanders their neighbor(G) in secret,
I will put to silence;
whoever has haughty eyes(H) and a proud heart,
I will not tolerate.

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
the one whose walk is blameless(I)
will minister to me.

No one who practices deceit
will dwell in my house;
no one who speaks falsely
will stand in my presence.

Every morning(J) I will put to silence
all the wicked(K) in the land;
I will cut off every evildoer(L)
from the city of the Lord.(M)

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Proverbs 26:20

20 Without wood a fire goes out;
without a gossip a quarrel dies down.(A)

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 26:20 : Pr 22:10
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10/28/2021 DAB Transcript

Jeremiah 51:54-52:34, Titus 3:1-15, Psalm 100:1-5, Proverbs 26:18-19

Today is the 28th day of October, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you, just hanging out here around the Global Campfire. As we come together and offload the burdens and cares and concerns of life, kind of leave them, I don’t know, back at the beginning of the path that leads out here to the Global Campfire, I don’t know. Just leave them, we can go get them, they won’t go away. They are the cares and concerns of life. So, it’d be great if somebody stole them, or they did run away, but we can go back and get them so let’s not worry about giving ourselves permission to be at peace for a few minutes because this is our place right, this is the place would come around this Global Campfire and we’ve come to seek wisdom from the Scriptures, we’ve come to take the next step forward together. And so, often when we take just a little time, even though we might think this day is crazy or this week is crazy or my life is upside down and it’s crazy and I don’t have time for anything, we do though, we do, we have time for peace because it’s been given to us as a gift and if we can get quiet, the way we’re looking at things becomes significantly less frantic and we don’t feel the need to just keep reacting. We can begin to be proactive; we can begin to think about where we want to be heading, in the directions that we want to be going as the Lord leads us and we do this by showing up every day, in part, allowing the Scriptures to wash into our lives, into our minds, into our hearts and give us direction and clarity. So, it’s awesome to be here with you today, awesome that we can take this next step forward together and today’s step will lead us for the final time this year into the book of Jeremiah. We will conclude the book of Jeremiah today. We’re reading from the New International Version this week; Jeremiah 51 verse 54 through 52 verse 34.


Okay, a couple of things to pay attention to today or take note of. We concluded the book of Jeremiah today and the way the book ends is with the capture and destruction of Jerusalem. Now, we’ve been moving along with kind of exile language and battles and we’ve sort of known that this is coming and even known that it happened but let’s take note of it here because we’re once again seeing the end of the Israel we’ve been following since the book of Genesis. This whole family of Abraham and all of their journeys. Their 400 hundred years in slavery, their formation as a people, the giving of the law, the conquering of the promise land that is the land we’re talking about here and the holy city of Jerusalem and God’s temple being built. We’re reading of the destruction of that and it’s never whole again. We’ve watched his family, the family of Abraham become 12 tribes and then we watched the tribes split into two nations who were at war with each other some of the time. And then we watch the northern kingdom be carried away into exile and now Judah is destroyed, as well as the city of Jerusalem. It’s over. There will be people who get to come back, but they’re never in charge again, even in the time of Jesus ministry. They weren’t in charge again right. That’s why they wanted a Messiah; somebody to go into Jerusalem and storm all of these government buildings and take over and take charge again. Obviously, Jesus was revealing the kingdom of another kind. But the point is what we read today is the end of the kingdom of Judah. We also concluded Titus, Paul’s pastoral letter to Titus today, which means we have concluded the pastoral epistles and in tomorrow’s reading we will encounter the final letter from Paul in the New Testament and actually, it’s a very short letter, we’ll talk about it tomorrow, but we’ll read it in one day, so we have one day left with the apostle Paul for this year and then we will be moving forward into to other letters of great significance. But let’s also look at what the voice of wisdom is speaking to us from Proverbs today. We talked about grabbing a stray dog by the ears yesterday and that that is like inserting yourself into a conflict that isn’t yours to insert yourself into. Today’s Proverb is no less poignant. Like a maniac, right, can we just take this slow, like maniac, shooting flaming arrows of death right. So, this is a person that you don’t want to be in proximity to, because this is a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death. I don’t want flaming arrows of death being shot at me by a maniac and I don’t suppose that you do either. Let’s finish this, like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death is one who deceives their neighbor and says I was only joking. So, a person who lies and then says it was a joke, who belittles and then says it was a joke, who is deceptive and then says it was just a joke. We’ve probably encountered scenarios like that. Maybe we are the offender and what’s being pointed out in the Proverbs today and typically if this happens right, and then the persons like it was just a joke, I was just joking and they get called out on it then what’s the response, to place all of the shame back on us by saying, can’t you take a joke right, and then this becomes a circle. It’s just like craziness. It’s the person who hurt you on purpose and then says I didn’t mean anything by it. When you know they meant everything by it. Sometimes this is the norm. The kind of norm that happens in certain kinds of relationships that they can be abusive. So, if…if you’re the person that’s always hurt by people who make you feel like you can’t take a joke or they didn’t mean it, then you have this Proverb here telling you, you’re not the crazy one, you’re in the proximity of a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death. How’s that for a stark analogy. But if that’s you, and that is the way you do things is to kind of snipe at people and then say you were just joking and they should be able to take a joke and you didn’t really mean it the way that they took it, even though you know that that’s deceptive and you did mean it. Well, if you want to be a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death, then continue on the path that you’re walking. But if it’s a stark enough analogy to get our attention. Then, once again, we should examine ourselves and the way that we behave, the way that we try to hurt people and then get away with it and make it their fault, because it was just a big joke. Just a big misunderstanding. You didn’t mean it that way. And look, sometimes we don’t mean it that way. Sometimes, something gets misunderstood and some feelings get hurt in a relationship or whatever and we actually did, that was not the purpose. That’s not what the Proverbs is talking about here. The Proverbs talking about intentionality and just like yesterday, like I seriously don’t know like if we could all raise our hands and see each other. Nobody’s going to say yeah I want to be a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death with my words. That’s my goal in life. None of us want to be that, none of us would confess to being that, but we may need to own up to the fact that we have been that by hurting people and then pretending that it was just a big misunderstanding.


And so, Father, even as we conclude Jeremiah and conclude the letter to Titus and prepare our hearts to move forward into new territory. Tomorrow, we are right here right now and wisdom is speaking loud and clear these last couple of days and so we invite Your Holy Spirit into this. We want to walk in wisdom, we will have to be willing to be self-reflective enough to own our stuff. If we want to become wise and so we are inviting Your Holy Spirit to help us see the ways that we, in big or small ways, participate in behaviors that are not going to do anything productive. Holy Spirit, come we pray, in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday October 28, 2021 (NIV)

Jeremiah 51:54-52:34

54 “The sound of a cry(A) comes from Babylon,
the sound of great destruction(B)
from the land of the Babylonians.[a]
55 The Lord will destroy Babylon;
he will silence(C) her noisy din.
Waves(D) of enemies will rage like great waters;
the roar of their voices will resound.
56 A destroyer(E) will come against Babylon;
her warriors will be captured,
and their bows will be broken.(F)
For the Lord is a God of retribution;
he will repay(G) in full.
57 I will make her officials(H) and wise(I) men drunk,(J)
her governors, officers and warriors as well;
they will sleep(K) forever and not awake,”
declares the King,(L) whose name is the Lord Almighty.

58 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Babylon’s thick wall(M) will be leveled
and her high gates(N) set on fire;
the peoples(O) exhaust(P) themselves for nothing,
the nations’ labor is only fuel for the flames.”(Q)

59 This is the message Jeremiah the prophet gave to the staff officer Seraiah son of Neriah,(R) the son of Mahseiah, when he went to Babylon with Zedekiah(S) king of Judah in the fourth(T) year of his reign. 60 Jeremiah had written on a scroll(U) about all the disasters that would come upon Babylon—all that had been recorded concerning Babylon. 61 He said to Seraiah, “When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud. 62 Then say, ‘Lord, you have said you will destroy this place, so that neither people nor animals will live in it; it will be desolate(V) forever.’ 63 When you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates.(W) 64 Then say, ‘So will Babylon sink to rise no more(X) because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people(Y) will fall.’”(Z)

The words of Jeremiah end(AA) here.

The Fall of Jerusalem(AB)(AC)(AD)

52 Zedekiah(AE) was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother’s name was Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah; she was from Libnah.(AF) He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, just as Jehoiakim(AG) had done. It was because of the Lord’s anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah,(AH) and in the end he thrust them from his presence.(AI)

Now Zedekiah rebelled(AJ) against the king of Babylon.

So in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth(AK) day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem(AL) with his whole army. They encamped outside the city and built siege works(AM) all around it.(AN) The city was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.

By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.(AO) Then the city wall was broken through, and the whole army fled.(AP) They left the city at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians[b] were surrounding the city. They fled toward the Arabah,[c] but the Babylonian[d] army pursued King Zedekiah and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his soldiers were separated from him and scattered, and he was captured.(AQ)

He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah(AR) in the land of Hamath,(AS) where he pronounced sentence on him. 10 There at Riblah the king of Babylon killed the sons(AT) of Zedekiah before his eyes; he also killed all the officials of Judah. 11 Then he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon, where he put him in prison till the day of his death.(AU)

12 On the tenth day of the fifth(AV) month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan(AW) commander of the imperial guard, who served the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. 13 He set fire(AX) to the temple(AY) of the Lord, the royal palace and all the houses(AZ) of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. 14 The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down all the walls(BA) around Jerusalem. 15 Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile(BB) some of the poorest people and those who remained in the city, along with the rest of the craftsmen[e] and those who had deserted(BC) to the king of Babylon. 16 But Nebuzaradan left behind(BD) the rest of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.

17 The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars,(BE) the movable stands(BF) and the bronze Sea(BG) that were at the temple of the Lord and they carried all the bronze to Babylon.(BH) 18 They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls,(BI) dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.(BJ) 19 The commander of the imperial guard took away the basins, censers,(BK) sprinkling bowls, pots, lampstands,(BL) dishes(BM) and bowls used for drink offerings(BN)—all that were made of pure gold or silver.(BO)

20 The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the twelve bronze bulls(BP) under it, and the movable stands, which King Solomon had made for the temple of the Lord, was more than could be weighed.(BQ) 21 Each pillar was eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference[f]; each was four fingers thick, and hollow.(BR) 22 The bronze capital(BS) on top of one pillar was five cubits[g] high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates(BT) of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its pomegranates, was similar. 23 There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; the total number of pomegranates(BU) above the surrounding network was a hundred.(BV)

24 The commander of the guard took as prisoners Seraiah(BW) the chief priest, Zephaniah(BX) the priest next in rank and the three doorkeepers.(BY) 25 Of those still in the city, he took the officer in charge of the fighting men, and seven royal advisers. He also took the secretary(BZ) who was chief officer in charge of conscripting the people of the land, sixty of whom were found in the city. 26 Nebuzaradan(CA) the commander took them all and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. 27 There at Riblah,(CB) in the land of Hamath, the king had them executed.

So Judah went into captivity, away(CC) from her land. 28 This is the number of the people Nebuchadnezzar carried into exile:(CD)

in the seventh year, 3,023 Jews;

29 in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighteenth year,

832 people from Jerusalem;

30 in his twenty-third year,

745 Jews taken into exile(CE) by Nebuzaradan the commander of the imperial guard.

There were 4,600 people in all.(CF)

Jehoiachin Released(CG)

31 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin(CH) king of Judah, in the year Awel-Marduk became king of Babylon, on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month, he released Jehoiachin king of Judah and freed him from prison. 32 He spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat of honor higher than those of the other kings who were with him in Babylon. 33 So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes and for the rest of his life ate regularly at the king’s table.(CI) 34 Day by day the king of Babylon gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance(CJ) as long as he lived, till the day of his death.


  1. Jeremiah 51:54 Or Chaldeans
  2. Jeremiah 52:7 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 17
  3. Jeremiah 52:7 Or the Jordan Valley
  4. Jeremiah 52:8 Or Chaldean; also in verse 14
  5. Jeremiah 52:15 Or the populace
  6. Jeremiah 52:21 That is, about 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference or about 8.1 meters high and 5.4 meters in circumference
  7. Jeremiah 52:22 That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 51:54 : S Job 24:12
  2. Jeremiah 51:54 : S Jer 50:22
  3. Jeremiah 51:55 : Isa 25:5
  4. Jeremiah 51:55 : S Ps 18:4
  5. Jeremiah 51:56 : S ver 48; S Job 15:21
  6. Jeremiah 51:56 : Ps 46:9
  7. Jeremiah 51:56 : S ver 6; S Ge 4:24; S Dt 32:41; Ps 94:1-2; Hab 2:8
  8. Jeremiah 51:57 : S ver 23
  9. Jeremiah 51:57 : S Job 5:13
  10. Jeremiah 51:57 : S Isa 21:5
  11. Jeremiah 51:57 : S ver 39; Ps 76:5; S Jer 25:27
  12. Jeremiah 51:57 : S Isa 6:5
  13. Jeremiah 51:58 : S ver 44; S 2Ki 25:4; S Isa 15:1
  14. Jeremiah 51:58 : S Isa 13:2
  15. Jeremiah 51:58 : ver 64
  16. Jeremiah 51:58 : S Isa 47:13
  17. Jeremiah 51:58 : S Isa 47:14
  18. Jeremiah 51:59 : Jer 36:4
  19. Jeremiah 51:59 : Jer 52:1
  20. Jeremiah 51:59 : Jer 28:1
  21. Jeremiah 51:60 : S Ex 17:14; Jer 30:2; 36:2
  22. Jeremiah 51:62 : S Isa 13:20; S Jer 9:11; S 50:13, 39
  23. Jeremiah 51:63 : S Ge 2:14
  24. Jeremiah 51:64 : Eze 26:21; 28:19
  25. Jeremiah 51:64 : S ver 58
  26. Jeremiah 51:64 : Rev 18:21
  27. Jeremiah 51:64 : S Job 31:40
  28. Jeremiah 52:1 : 52:1-3pp — 2Ki 24:18-20; 2Ch 36:11-16
  29. Jeremiah 52:1 : 52:4-16pp — Jer 39:1-10
  30. Jeremiah 52:1 : 52:4-21pp — 2Ki 25:1-21; 2Ch 36:17-20
  31. Jeremiah 52:1 : S 2Ki 24:17
  32. Jeremiah 52:1 : S Nu 33:20; Jos 10:29; 2Ki 8:22
  33. Jeremiah 52:2 : S Jer 36:30
  34. Jeremiah 52:3 : Isa 3:1
  35. Jeremiah 52:3 : S Ge 4:14; S Ex 33:15
  36. Jeremiah 52:3 : Eze 17:12-16
  37. Jeremiah 52:4 : Zec 8:19
  38. Jeremiah 52:4 : Jer 34:1
  39. Jeremiah 52:4 : S Jer 6:6
  40. Jeremiah 52:4 : Eze 24:1-2
  41. Jeremiah 52:6 : S Lev 26:26; S Isa 3:1; La 1:11
  42. Jeremiah 52:7 : La 4:19
  43. Jeremiah 52:9 : S Jer 21:7; S 32:4
  44. Jeremiah 52:9 : S Nu 34:11
  45. Jeremiah 52:9 : S Nu 13:21
  46. Jeremiah 52:10 : S Jer 22:30
  47. Jeremiah 52:11 : Jer 34:4; Eze 12:13; 17:16
  48. Jeremiah 52:12 : Zec 7:5; 8:19
  49. Jeremiah 52:12 : ver 26
  50. Jeremiah 52:13 : S 2Ch 36:19; S Ps 74:8; La 2:6
  51. Jeremiah 52:13 : S Dt 29:24; Ps 79:1; Mic 3:12
  52. Jeremiah 52:13 : S Dt 13:16; S Jer 19:13
  53. Jeremiah 52:14 : S Ne 1:3; La 2:8
  54. Jeremiah 52:15 : S 2Ki 24:1; S Jer 1:3
  55. Jeremiah 52:15 : S Jer 38:19
  56. Jeremiah 52:16 : Jer 40:6
  57. Jeremiah 52:17 : S 1Ki 7:15
  58. Jeremiah 52:17 : 1Ki 7:27-37
  59. Jeremiah 52:17 : S 1Ki 7:23
  60. Jeremiah 52:17 : Jer 27:19-22
  61. Jeremiah 52:18 : S Nu 4:14
  62. Jeremiah 52:18 : S Ex 27:3; 1Ki 7:45
  63. Jeremiah 52:19 : S Lev 10:1; S 1Ki 7:50
  64. Jeremiah 52:19 : S Nu 3:31
  65. Jeremiah 52:19 : Ex 25:29
  66. Jeremiah 52:19 : S Nu 4:7
  67. Jeremiah 52:19 : S Ezr 1:7; Da 5:2
  68. Jeremiah 52:20 : 1Ki 7:25
  69. Jeremiah 52:20 : S 1Ki 7:47
  70. Jeremiah 52:21 : S 1Ki 7:15
  71. Jeremiah 52:22 : S 1Ki 7:16
  72. Jeremiah 52:22 : S Ex 28:33
  73. Jeremiah 52:23 : 1Ki 7:20
  74. Jeremiah 52:23 : S ver 17; S Jer 27:19
  75. Jeremiah 52:24 : S 2Ki 25:18
  76. Jeremiah 52:24 : S 2Ki 25:18; S Jer 37:3
  77. Jeremiah 52:24 : S 2Ki 12:9
  78. Jeremiah 52:25 : Jer 36:10
  79. Jeremiah 52:26 : S ver 12
  80. Jeremiah 52:27 : S Nu 34:11
  81. Jeremiah 52:27 : S Jer 20:4
  82. Jeremiah 52:28 : S Dt 28:36; S 2Ch 36:20; S Ne 1:2
  83. Jeremiah 52:30 : S Jer 43:3
  84. Jeremiah 52:30 : S Jer 13:19
  85. Jeremiah 52:31 : 52:31-34pp — 2Ki 25:27-30
  86. Jeremiah 52:31 : S 2Ch 36:9
  87. Jeremiah 52:33 : S 2Sa 9:7
  88. Jeremiah 52:34 : 2Sa 9:10
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Titus 3

Saved in Order to Do Good

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities,(A) to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,(B) to slander no one,(C) to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

At one time(D) we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness(E) and love of God our Savior(F) appeared,(G) he saved us,(H) not because of righteous things we had done,(I) but because of his mercy.(J) He saved us through the washing(K) of rebirth and renewal(L) by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us(M) generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace,(N) we might become heirs(O) having the hope(P) of eternal life.(Q) This is a trustworthy saying.(R) And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.(S) These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

But avoid(T) foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels(U) about the law,(V) because these are unprofitable and useless.(W) 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.(X) 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.

Final Remarks

12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus(Y) to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there.(Z) 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos(AA) on their way and see that they have everything they need. 14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good,(AB) in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.

15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith.(AC)

Grace be with you all.(AD)

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Psalm 100

Psalm 100

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

Shout for joy(A) to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord(B) with gladness;
come before him(C) with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.(D)
It is he who made us,(E) and we are his[a];
we are his people,(F) the sheep of his pasture.(G)

Enter his gates with thanksgiving(H)
and his courts(I) with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.(J)
For the Lord is good(K) and his love endures forever;(L)
his faithfulness(M) continues through all generations.


  1. Psalm 100:3 Or and not we ourselves
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Proverbs 26:18-19

18 Like a maniac shooting
flaming arrows of death
19 is one who deceives their neighbor
and says, “I was only joking!”

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10/27/2021 DAB Transcript

Jeremiah 51:1-53, Titus 2:1-15, Psalms 99:1-9, Proverbs 26:17

Today is the 27th day of October welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today. And we’ve come. We’ve come for the same thing that we come for every day, the next step forward in the Scriptures around the Global Campfire as we continue our journey. And wow! We are approaching the end of another month and at this point there’s not too many more of those left. But I don’t want to think about that right now. I want to be here where we are taking the next step forward, moving together deeper into the Scriptures. So, today we will move back into the book of Jeremiah, where we’ve been camping out. We are going to finish the book of Jeremiah in tomorrow’s reading. But today is today. So, Jeremiah chapter 51 verses 1 through 53.


Okay. When we come to this proverb in chapter 26, “like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears”, that always perks me up because we have dogs and it it’s like imagery that we can truly relate to quickly. “Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel, not their own.” And as the years go by and I read this proverb I think it’s more about the Internet than dogs. But let’s look at it. If you have a dog, then you kinda know how dogs are. We’ve…we’re dog lovers. We love our dogs. We have a couple of dogs, one big and one small. And Lucy’s our big dog and she is the sweetest dog…sweetest dog I’ve ever been around to be honest, and she actually likes her ears scratched. She loves that love, but I know that if I were to sneak up on her while she’s asleep and grab her by the ears she would freak out. I don’t if she would bite me or not. It just depends on how surprised she was. Our little dog Maggie would for sure freak out and snap. But the proverb’s talking about a stray dog, sneaking up and grabbing a stray dog who doesn’t know you by the ears. That’s probably not a good idea. What the proverb is telling us that what also is not a good idea is rushing into a quarrel that is not yours. And I don’t know, to that sounds like social media because that kind of behavior is going on 24 hours a day seven days a week. We may not always be experiencing it, but it’s always going on and a lot of the time we’re adding to the noise for no real redeeming reason other than our insatiable need to be seen. But typically we don’t like it aimed at us, right? If you have a friendship with somebody and that person, like you sit down to have lunch once a week once a month, I don’t know, whenever you get together and what they want to talk about is their opinions about everything and then they insert their opinions and everything about what you’re sharing as well and…and they dive into every…every conflict that they can because they have an opinion about it. I saw some clip from a comedian a couple months ago. It was simply begging the question, is it…is it actually necessary that everybody express their opinion about everything that happens in their life. And it was funny, but the question was, ultimately, can anybody not express their opinion for one hour about anything? And I guess in this Internet age if you…if you just start perusing the Internet, you’ll find that it doesn’t seem like it’s possible. Everybody’s got something to say about everything. People are constantly inserting themselves into places that they were not invited and do not belong into conflicts that are not their own, which usually just perpetuates more conflict, right? If you’ve got somebody inserting themselves into your life uninvited with an opinion about something, they’re inserting themselves into a conflict that you’re having but you haven’t invited them and they habitually do this, probably eventually, no matter how long-suffering you are…you’re gonna snap and you’re gonna snap at them like a stray dog whose ears have been grabbed by a stranger, unannounced, uninvited. So, I think we get the meaning here of what wisdom is speaking into our lives today. With wisdom, I guess it’s a matter of whether or not were listening. And, so, the first thing we should do is just examine ourselves, inviting God into it. Are we…do we insert ourselves into places that we don’t belong way more often than we should? And why? Why? Why are we doing that? But if we can identify that we do…that we do do that and it’s probably not healthy and…and we kind of sort through maybe some of the whys we should also examine just how much energy it’s taking to be involved in these things. I mean seriously, because when we think about how much energy it’s taking then we start thinking about how much time it’s taking. And when we start thinking about how much time it’s taking, we’re talking about our very lives, how much of our very lives it’s taking to participate in this kind of behavior that very rarely ever ends well. I suppose it’s possible that you could grab a stray dog by the ear, unannounced, uninvited and surprise that dog and it doesn’t freak out but that is certainly not the norm. And, so, why do we insert ourselves and spend our lives, at least a portion of our…the gift of life on this planet in ways that aren’t going to work or end well and we already know it? And what if we took all that energy and applied it to something that would work out well in some facet of our lives? Imagine the energy we could reclaim by just staying out of things we don’t belong in and not having opinions about things that don’t have anything to do with us? It’s at least food for thought.


Father, thank you for the Scriptures. Thank you for the advice from the lips of wisdom today directly aimed at us from thousands of years ago but landing squarely because it applies to us. This is timeless wisdom, and we live in a time where we need to consider what wisdom is saying. So, help us Holy Spirit to examine ourselves. Are we offering endless opinions about nearly everything? How much of our lives are we wasting doing that? Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday October 27, 2021 (NIV)

Jeremiah 51:1-53

51 This is what the Lord says:

“See, I will stir(A) up the spirit of a destroyer
against Babylon(B) and the people of Leb Kamai.[a]
I will send foreigners(C) to Babylon
to winnow(D) her and to devastate her land;
they will oppose her on every side
in the day(E) of her disaster.
Let not the archer string his bow,(F)
nor let him put on his armor.(G)
Do not spare her young men;
completely destroy[b] her army.
They will fall(H) down slain in Babylon,[c]
fatally wounded in her streets.(I)
For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken(J)
by their God, the Lord Almighty,
though their land[d] is full of guilt(K)
before the Holy One of Israel.

“Flee(L) from Babylon!
Run for your lives!
Do not be destroyed because of her sins.(M)
It is time(N) for the Lord’s vengeance;(O)
he will repay(P) her what she deserves.
Babylon was a gold cup(Q) in the Lord’s hand;
she made the whole earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
therefore they have now gone mad.
Babylon will suddenly fall(R) and be broken.
Wail over her!
Get balm(S) for her pain;
perhaps she can be healed.

“‘We would have healed Babylon,
but she cannot be healed;
let us leave(T) her and each go to our own land,
for her judgment(U) reaches to the skies,
it rises as high as the heavens.’

10 “‘The Lord has vindicated(V) us;
come, let us tell in Zion
what the Lord our God has done.’(W)

11 “Sharpen the arrows,(X)
take up the shields!(Y)
The Lord has stirred up the kings(Z) of the Medes,(AA)
because his purpose(AB) is to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will take vengeance,(AC)
vengeance for his temple.(AD)
12 Lift up a banner(AE) against the walls of Babylon!
Reinforce the guard,
station the watchmen,(AF)
prepare an ambush!(AG)
The Lord will carry out his purpose,(AH)
his decree against the people of Babylon.
13 You who live by many waters(AI)
and are rich in treasures,(AJ)
your end has come,
the time for you to be destroyed.(AK)
14 The Lord Almighty has sworn by himself:(AL)
I will surely fill you with troops, as with a swarm of locusts,(AM)
and they will shout(AN) in triumph over you.

15 “He made the earth by his power;
he founded the world by his wisdom(AO)
and stretched(AP) out the heavens by his understanding.(AQ)
16 When he thunders,(AR) the waters in the heavens roar;
he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain(AS)
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.(AT)

17 “Everyone is senseless and without knowledge;
every goldsmith is shamed by his idols.
The images he makes are a fraud;(AU)
they have no breath in them.
18 They are worthless,(AV) the objects of mockery;
when their judgment comes, they will perish.
19 He who is the Portion(AW) of Jacob is not like these,
for he is the Maker of all things,
including the people of his inheritance(AX)
the Lord Almighty is his name.

20 “You are my war club,(AY)
my weapon for battle—
with you I shatter(AZ) nations,(BA)
with you I destroy kingdoms,
21 with you I shatter horse and rider,(BB)
with you I shatter chariot(BC) and driver,
22 with you I shatter man and woman,
with you I shatter old man and youth,
with you I shatter young man and young woman,(BD)
23 with you I shatter shepherd and flock,
with you I shatter farmer and oxen,
with you I shatter governors and officials.(BE)

24 “Before your eyes I will repay(BF) Babylon(BG) and all who live in Babylonia[e] for all the wrong they have done in Zion,” declares the Lord.

25 “I am against(BH) you, you destroying mountain,
you who destroy the whole earth,”(BI)
declares the Lord.
“I will stretch out my hand(BJ) against you,
roll you off the cliffs,
and make you a burned-out mountain.(BK)
26 No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone,
nor any stone for a foundation,
for you will be desolate(BL) forever,”
declares the Lord.

27 “Lift up a banner(BM) in the land!
Blow the trumpet among the nations!
Prepare the nations for battle against her;
summon against her these kingdoms:(BN)
Ararat,(BO) Minni and Ashkenaz.(BP)
Appoint a commander against her;
send up horses like a swarm of locusts.(BQ)
28 Prepare the nations for battle against her—
the kings of the Medes,(BR)
their governors and all their officials,
and all the countries they rule.(BS)
29 The land trembles(BT) and writhes,
for the Lord’s purposes(BU) against Babylon stand—
to lay waste(BV) the land of Babylon
so that no one will live there.(BW)
30 Babylon’s warriors(BX) have stopped fighting;
they remain in their strongholds.
Their strength is exhausted;
they have become weaklings.(BY)
Her dwellings are set on fire;(BZ)
the bars(CA) of her gates are broken.
31 One courier(CB) follows another
and messenger follows messenger
to announce to the king of Babylon
that his entire city is captured,(CC)
32 the river crossings seized,
the marshes set on fire,(CD)
and the soldiers terrified.(CE)

33 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“Daughter Babylon(CF) is like a threshing floor(CG)
at the time it is trampled;
the time to harvest(CH) her will soon come.(CI)

34 “Nebuchadnezzar(CJ) king of Babylon has devoured(CK) us,(CL)
he has thrown us into confusion,
he has made us an empty jar.
Like a serpent he has swallowed us
and filled his stomach with our delicacies,
and then has spewed(CM) us out.
35 May the violence(CN) done to our flesh[f] be on Babylon,”
say the inhabitants of Zion.
“May our blood be on those who live in Babylonia,”
says Jerusalem.(CO)

36 Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“See, I will defend your cause(CP)
and avenge(CQ) you;
I will dry up(CR) her sea
and make her springs dry.
37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins,
a haunt(CS) of jackals,
an object of horror and scorn,(CT)
a place where no one lives.(CU)
38 Her people all roar like young lions,(CV)
they growl like lion cubs.
39 But while they are aroused,
I will set out a feast for them
and make them drunk,(CW)
so that they shout with laughter—
then sleep forever(CX) and not awake,”
declares the Lord.(CY)
40 “I will bring them down
like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams and goats.(CZ)

41 “How Sheshak[g](DA) will be captured,(DB)
the boast of the whole earth seized!
How desolate(DC) Babylon will be
among the nations!
42 The sea will rise over Babylon;
its roaring waves(DD) will cover her.
43 Her towns will be desolate,
a dry and desert(DE) land,
a land where no one lives,
through which no one travels.(DF)
44 I will punish Bel(DG) in Babylon
and make him spew out(DH) what he has swallowed.
The nations will no longer stream to him.
And the wall(DI) of Babylon will fall.

45 “Come out(DJ) of her, my people!
Run(DK) for your lives!
Run from the fierce anger(DL) of the Lord.
46 Do not lose heart(DM) or be afraid(DN)
when rumors(DO) are heard in the land;
one rumor comes this year, another the next,
rumors of violence in the land
and of ruler against ruler.
47 For the time will surely come
when I will punish the idols(DP) of Babylon;
her whole land will be disgraced(DQ)
and her slain will all lie fallen within her.(DR)
48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them
will shout(DS) for joy over Babylon,
for out of the north(DT)
destroyers(DU) will attack her,”
declares the Lord.

49 “Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain,
just as the slain in all the earth
have fallen because of Babylon.(DV)
50 You who have escaped the sword,
leave(DW) and do not linger!
Remember(DX) the Lord in a distant land,(DY)
and call to mind Jerusalem.”

51 “We are disgraced,(DZ)
for we have been insulted
and shame covers our faces,
because foreigners have entered
the holy places of the Lord’s house.”(EA)

52 “But days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will punish her idols,(EB)
and throughout her land
the wounded will groan.(EC)
53 Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens(ED)
and fortifies her lofty stronghold,
I will send destroyers(EE) against her,”
declares the Lord.


  1. Jeremiah 51:1 Leb Kamai is a cryptogram for Chaldea, that is, Babylonia.
  2. Jeremiah 51:3 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  3. Jeremiah 51:4 Or Chaldea
  4. Jeremiah 51:5 Or Almighty, / and the land of the Babylonians
  5. Jeremiah 51:24 Or Chaldea; also in verse 35
  6. Jeremiah 51:35 Or done to us and to our children
  7. Jeremiah 51:41 Sheshak is a cryptogram for Babylon.

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 51:1 : S Isa 13:17
  2. Jeremiah 51:1 : Jer 25:12
  3. Jeremiah 51:2 : Isa 13:5
  4. Jeremiah 51:2 : S Isa 41:16; Mt 3:12
  5. Jeremiah 51:2 : S Isa 13:9
  6. Jeremiah 51:3 : S Jer 50:29
  7. Jeremiah 51:3 : Jer 46:4
  8. Jeremiah 51:4 : Isa 13:15
  9. Jeremiah 51:4 : S Isa 13:18
  10. Jeremiah 51:5 : S Lev 26:44; Isa 54:6-8
  11. Jeremiah 51:5 : Hos 4:1
  12. Jeremiah 51:6 : S Isa 48:20
  13. Jeremiah 51:6 : Nu 16:26; Rev 18:4
  14. Jeremiah 51:6 : Jer 50:27
  15. Jeremiah 51:6 : S Isa 1:24; S Jer 50:15
  16. Jeremiah 51:6 : ver 24, 56; Dt 32:35; S Job 21:19; Jer 25:14; 50:29; La 3:64
  17. Jeremiah 51:7 : S Isa 51:22; Jer 25:15-16; 49:12; Rev 14:8-10
  18. Jeremiah 51:8 : S Isa 14:15; S 21:9; S Rev 14:8
  19. Jeremiah 51:8 : Jer 8:22; 46:11
  20. Jeremiah 51:9 : S Isa 13:14; S 31:9; Jer 50:16
  21. Jeremiah 51:9 : Rev 18:4-5
  22. Jeremiah 51:10 : Mic 7:9
  23. Jeremiah 51:10 : Ps 64:9; S Jer 50:28
  24. Jeremiah 51:11 : Jer 50:9
  25. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Isa 21:5
  26. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Isa 41:2
  27. Jeremiah 51:11 : ver 28; S Isa 13:3; S 41:25
  28. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Jer 50:45
  29. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Lev 26:25
  30. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Jer 50:28
  31. Jeremiah 51:12 : ver 27; S Ps 20:5
  32. Jeremiah 51:12 : 2Sa 18:24; Eze 33:2
  33. Jeremiah 51:12 : Jer 50:24
  34. Jeremiah 51:12 : S Ps 33:11
  35. Jeremiah 51:13 : S Jer 50:38
  36. Jeremiah 51:13 : S Isa 45:3; Eze 22:27; Hab 2:9
  37. Jeremiah 51:13 : Jer 50:3
  38. Jeremiah 51:14 : S Ge 22:16; Am 6:8
  39. Jeremiah 51:14 : ver 27; Am 7:1; Na 3:15
  40. Jeremiah 51:14 : Jer 50:15
  41. Jeremiah 51:15 : Ps 104:24
  42. Jeremiah 51:15 : S Ge 1:1; S Ps 104:2
  43. Jeremiah 51:15 : S Ps 136:5
  44. Jeremiah 51:16 : Ps 18:11-13
  45. Jeremiah 51:16 : S Job 28:26
  46. Jeremiah 51:16 : S Dt 28:12; S Ps 135:7; Jnh 1:4
  47. Jeremiah 51:17 : S Isa 44:20; Hab 2:18-19
  48. Jeremiah 51:18 : S Jer 18:15
  49. Jeremiah 51:19 : S Ps 119:57
  50. Jeremiah 51:19 : S Ex 34:9
  51. Jeremiah 51:20 : S Isa 10:5; Zec 9:13
  52. Jeremiah 51:20 : S Job 34:24; Mic 4:13
  53. Jeremiah 51:20 : S Isa 45:1
  54. Jeremiah 51:21 : S Ex 15:1
  55. Jeremiah 51:21 : S Isa 43:17; S Jer 50:37
  56. Jeremiah 51:22 : S 2Ch 36:17; Isa 13:17-18
  57. Jeremiah 51:23 : ver 57
  58. Jeremiah 51:24 : S ver 6, 35; S Dt 32:41; S Jer 50:15; La 3:64
  59. Jeremiah 51:24 : S Isa 45:1
  60. Jeremiah 51:25 : S Jer 21:13
  61. Jeremiah 51:25 : Jer 50:23
  62. Jeremiah 51:25 : S Ex 3:20
  63. Jeremiah 51:25 : Zec 4:7
  64. Jeremiah 51:26 : ver 29; S Isa 13:19-22; S Jer 50:12
  65. Jeremiah 51:27 : S Ps 20:5; S Isa 13:2
  66. Jeremiah 51:27 : S Jer 25:14
  67. Jeremiah 51:27 : S Ge 8:4
  68. Jeremiah 51:27 : Ge 10:3
  69. Jeremiah 51:27 : S ver 14
  70. Jeremiah 51:28 : S ver 11
  71. Jeremiah 51:28 : ver 48
  72. Jeremiah 51:29 : S Jdg 5:4; S Jer 49:21
  73. Jeremiah 51:29 : S Ps 33:11
  74. Jeremiah 51:29 : Jer 48:9
  75. Jeremiah 51:29 : ver 43; S Isa 13:20
  76. Jeremiah 51:30 : S Jer 50:36
  77. Jeremiah 51:30 : S Isa 19:16
  78. Jeremiah 51:30 : S Isa 47:14
  79. Jeremiah 51:30 : S Isa 45:2
  80. Jeremiah 51:31 : 2Sa 18:19-31
  81. Jeremiah 51:31 : S Jer 50:2; Da 5:30
  82. Jeremiah 51:32 : S Isa 47:14
  83. Jeremiah 51:32 : S Jer 50:36
  84. Jeremiah 51:33 : S Isa 47:1
  85. Jeremiah 51:33 : S Isa 21:10
  86. Jeremiah 51:33 : S Isa 17:5
  87. Jeremiah 51:33 : S Isa 13:22
  88. Jeremiah 51:34 : S Jer 50:17
  89. Jeremiah 51:34 : Na 2:12
  90. Jeremiah 51:34 : Hos 8:8
  91. Jeremiah 51:34 : ver 44; S Lev 18:25
  92. Jeremiah 51:35 : Joel 3:19; Hab 2:17
  93. Jeremiah 51:35 : S ver 24; Ps 137:8
  94. Jeremiah 51:36 : Ps 140:12; Jer 50:34; La 3:58
  95. Jeremiah 51:36 : ver 6; Jer 20:12; S Ro 12:19
  96. Jeremiah 51:36 : S Isa 11:15; S 19:5; Hos 13:15
  97. Jeremiah 51:37 : S Isa 13:22; Rev 18:2
  98. Jeremiah 51:37 : Na 3:6; Mal 2:9
  99. Jeremiah 51:37 : S Jer 50:13, 39
  100. Jeremiah 51:38 : S Isa 5:29
  101. Jeremiah 51:39 : S Isa 21:5
  102. Jeremiah 51:39 : S Ps 13:3
  103. Jeremiah 51:39 : ver 57; S Jer 50:24
  104. Jeremiah 51:40 : Eze 39:18
  105. Jeremiah 51:41 : S Jer 25:26
  106. Jeremiah 51:41 : Isa 13:19
  107. Jeremiah 51:41 : Jer 50:13
  108. Jeremiah 51:42 : S Ps 18:4; Isa 8:7
  109. Jeremiah 51:43 : S Isa 21:1
  110. Jeremiah 51:43 : S ver 29, 62; S Isa 13:20; Jer 2:6
  111. Jeremiah 51:44 : S Isa 21:9; S 46:1
  112. Jeremiah 51:44 : S ver 34
  113. Jeremiah 51:44 : ver 58; S 2Ki 25:4; Isa 25:12; Jer 50:15
  114. Jeremiah 51:45 : ver 50
  115. Jeremiah 51:45 : S Isa 48:20
  116. Jeremiah 51:45 : Ps 76:10; 79:6
  117. Jeremiah 51:46 : Ps 18:45
  118. Jeremiah 51:46 : S Jer 46:27
  119. Jeremiah 51:46 : S 2Ki 19:7
  120. Jeremiah 51:47 : S Isa 46:1-2; S Jer 50:2
  121. Jeremiah 51:47 : Jer 50:12
  122. Jeremiah 51:47 : S Jer 27:7
  123. Jeremiah 51:48 : S Job 3:7; S Ps 149:2; Rev 18:20
  124. Jeremiah 51:48 : ver 11; S Isa 41:25; S Jer 25:26
  125. Jeremiah 51:48 : ver 53, 56
  126. Jeremiah 51:49 : Ps 137:8; S Jer 50:29
  127. Jeremiah 51:50 : ver 45
  128. Jeremiah 51:50 : S Ps 137:6
  129. Jeremiah 51:50 : Jer 23:23
  130. Jeremiah 51:51 : Ps 44:13-16; 79:4
  131. Jeremiah 51:51 : La 1:10
  132. Jeremiah 51:52 : ver 47
  133. Jeremiah 51:52 : S Job 24:12
  134. Jeremiah 51:53 : S Ge 11:4; S Isa 14:13-14
  135. Jeremiah 51:53 : S ver 48; S Job 15:21
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Titus 2

Doing Good for the Sake of the Gospel

You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.(A) Teach the older men(B) to be temperate,(C) worthy of respect, self-controlled,(D) and sound in faith,(E) in love and in endurance.

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers(F) or addicted to much wine,(G) but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women(H) to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled(I) and pure, to be busy at home,(J) to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands,(K) so that no one will malign the word of God.(L)

Similarly, encourage the young men(M) to be self-controlled.(N) In everything set them an example(O) by doing what is good.(P) In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.(Q)

Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything,(R) to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior(S) attractive.(T)

11 For the grace(U) of God has appeared(V) that offers salvation to all people.(W) 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions,(X) and to live self-controlled,(Y) upright and godly lives(Z) in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing(AA) of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,(AB) 14 who gave himself for us(AC) to redeem us from all wickedness(AD) and to purify(AE) for himself a people that are his very own,(AF) eager to do what is good.(AG)

15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

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Psalm 99

Psalm 99

The Lord reigns,(A)
let the nations tremble;(B)
he sits enthroned(C) between the cherubim,(D)
let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord(E) in Zion;(F)
he is exalted(G) over all the nations.
Let them praise(H) your great and awesome name(I)
he is holy.(J)

The King(K) is mighty, he loves justice(L)
you have established equity;(M)
in Jacob you have done
what is just and right.(N)
Exalt(O) the Lord our God
and worship at his footstool;
he is holy.

Moses(P) and Aaron(Q) were among his priests,
Samuel(R) was among those who called on his name;
they called on the Lord
and he answered(S) them.
He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud;(T)
they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.

Lord our God,
you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,(U)
though you punished(V) their misdeeds.[a]
Exalt the Lord our God
and worship at his holy mountain,
for the Lord our God is holy.


  1. Psalm 99:8 Or God, / an avenger of the wrongs done to them
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Proverbs 26:17

17 Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears
is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.

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